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")
The Pan-STARRS, TA!, and International 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:
|•Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2015:||TA! Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Oct. 26-Nov. 30, 2015:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Nov. 04-Dec. 09, 2015:||Pan-STARRS International Search Campaign|
|•Dec. 02-Jan. 06, 2016:||NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Dec. 02-Jan. 06, 2016:||All-Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Jan. 07-Feb. 11, 2016:||NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Jan. 07-Feb. 11, 2016:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Feb. 01-Mar. 07, 2016:||Pan-STARRS Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Feb. 13-Mar. 19, 2016:||NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Feb. 13-Mar. 19, 2016:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 2016:||Global Astronomy Month Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 2016:||International Asteroid Search Campaign|
|•March 31-May 05, 2016:||Pan-STARRS 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:
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)
- 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)
- Las Cumbres Observatory Telescope Network (Sutherland, South Africa)
32" Prime Focus Telescope
Astronomical Research Institute
50" RCT Telescope
Western Kentucky University
24" Nighthawk CC06 Telescope
Sierra Stars Observatory
32" Schulman Telescope
Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
32" Ritchey-Chrètien Telescope
Tarleton State University