Young students from Poland who participated in one of last years campaigns.
Asteroid Hunters team from the Foreign Language School N.Y. Vaptsarov, Bulgaria
IASC observers voting on accepting images for their MPC report.
Asteroid hunters from Agrupamento de Escolas D. Lourenco Vicente, Lourinha, Portugal.
The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is an educational outreach program for high schools and colleges. It provides high quality astronomical data to students around the world. Students are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. This service is provided at no cost to the participating schools!
Welcome! International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC = "Isaac")
Campaigns for 2016
will soon be underway. Happy Hunting!
It is important that you understand how to use Astrometrica, identify true and false signatures (i.e., not all moving things are asteroids), and prepare a clean and accurate MPC report. If you can do these things, your students will be successful in discovering new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.
For 2016 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:
|•Feb. 01-March 07, 2016*:||NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Feb. 01-March 07, 2016*:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Feb. 01-March 07, 2016*:||Pan-STARRS Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•March 31-May 05, 2016*:||NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•March 31-May 05, 2016:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•March 31-May 05, 2016:||Global Astronomy Month Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•March 31-May 05, 2016:||Pan-STARRS Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•June 27-July 25, 2016:||All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•June 27-July 25, 2016:||Federal University of Technology, Akure Nigeria Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•June 27-July 25, 2016:||All-India Asteroid Search Campaign 1|
|•July 26-August 23, 2016:||All-India Asteroid Search Campaign 2|
* indicates a full campaign.
If your school would like to participate in an IASC search campaign contact the IASC Director,
Dr. J. Patrick Miller by email at:
Campaigns usually fill up 180 days prior to their starting date.
IASC (pronounced "Isaac") is a collaboration of:
- Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
- Lawrence Hall of Science (University of California, Berkeley)
- Global Hands-On Universe Association (Lisbon, Portugal)
- Sierra Stars Observatory Network (Markleeville, CA)
- Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX)
- Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
- National Astronomical Observatories of China (Beijing, China)
- Pan-STARRS (Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii)
- Faulkes Telescopes Project (Wales)
- G.V. Schiaparelli Astronomical Observatory (Italy)
- Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
- Astronomers Without Borders (Calabasas, CA)
- Space Generation Advisory Council (Vienna, Austria)
- Target Asteroids! (University of Arizona)
- Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter (University of Arizona)
- Astrometrica (H. Raab, Austria)
- Las Cumbres Observatory Telescope Network (Santa Babara, CA)
- Catalina Sky Survey, University of Arizona
- NOJUM Magazine, Iran
50" ANDI+CCDIR Telescope
24" Nighthawk CC06 Telescope
Sierra Stars Observatory
32" Schulman Telescope
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
32" Ritchey-Chrètien Telescope
Tarleton State University