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School Highlight


Young students from Poland who participated in one of last years campaigns.

School Highlight


Asteroid Hunters team from the Foreign Language School N.Y. Vaptsarov, Bulgaria

School Highlight


IASC observers voting on accepting images for their MPC report.

School Highlight


Asteroid hunters from Agrupamento de Escolas D. Lourenço Vicente, Lourinhã, Portugal.

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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-India and All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaigns
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 2014/2015 the forthcoming IASC search campaign dates are the following:

•Apr. 26-May 31, 2015:    All-Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
•Apr. 26-May 31, 2015:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•June 01-July 06, 2015:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•July 07-Aug. 11, 2015:    All-India Asteroid Search Campaign
•Aug. 13-Sept. 17, 2015:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Aug. 13-Sept. 17, 2015:    SGAC Asteroid Search Campaign
•Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 2015:    All-Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign
•Sept. 19-Oct. 24, 2015:    All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2015:    TA! Asteroid Search Campaign
•Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2015:    International Asteroid Search Campaign
•Dec. 02-Jan. 06, 2016:    NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
•Dec. 02-Jan. 06, 2016:    All-Venezuela 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)
  • Astronomical Research Institute (Westfield, IL)
  • 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)
32in ARI

32" Prime Focus Telescope
Astronomical Research Institute

50in WKU

50" RCT Telescope
Western Kentucky University

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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