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School Highlight


A student from the American Nicaraguan School, participating in the International Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Students from the Kition Planetarium & Observatory in Cyprus, with their teacher, participating in the International Asteroid Search Campaign

School Highlight


Orientation for the September All-Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, held at Itahari International College, Morang

School Highlight


Students and teachers participating in a workshop for the October All-Taiwan Asteroid Search Campaign, held at National Chang-Hua Senior High School, Taiwan

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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!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Welcome! International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC = "Isaac")
The All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign, CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, SGAC Asteroid Search Campaign, Target Asteroids! Asteroid Search Campaign, and International Asteroid Search Campaign
are now 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 2018-2019 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:

•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    SGAC Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 31 - Nov. 28, 2018*:    Target Asteroids! Asteroid Search Campaign
•Dec. 28 - Jan. 23, 2019:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2019:    All-Kuwait Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2019:    Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2019:    Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2019:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Jan. 25 - Feb. 22, 2019:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 26 - Mar. 26, 2019:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Feb. 26 - Mar. 26, 2019:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Mar. 28 - Apr. 24, 2019:    Louis Cruls Asteroid Search Campaign
•Mar. 28 - Apr. 24, 2019:    All-Bulgaria Asteroid Search Campaign
•Mar. 28 - Apr. 24, 2019:    All-Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
•Mar. 28 - Apr. 24, 2019:    All-Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
•Mar. 28 - Apr. 24, 2019:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    All-Poland Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    All-Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    CHOU Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26 - May 24, 2019:    International Asteroid Search Campaign

* 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:
iascsearch@hsutx.edu.

Campaigns usually fill up 180 days prior to their starting date.

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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
50in WKU

50" Robotically Controlled Telescope
Kitt Peak National Observatory

24in SSO

24" Nighthawk CC06 Telescope
Sierra Stars Observatory

32in UoA

32" Schulman Telescope
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter

32in TSU

32" Ritchey-Chrètien Telescope
Tarleton State University

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