International Astronomical Search Collaboration

Staff & Contributors

Dr. J. Patrick Miller

IASC Director

Dr. Miller is a professor of mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.† He also teaches introductory astronomy and astronomical research methods at the University.† He is the founder of IASC in October 2006, and serves as the Vice-President of the Permanent Council of the Global Hands-On Universe Association.

 

Wojtek Kulynycz & Iwona Ulman

IASC Astronomers (Data Analysis)

On the left is Iwona Ulman, and on the right is Wojtek Kulynycz.† They are physics students at the Cracow Pedagogical University.† Studying astronomy at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, they are preparing to teach high school physics in Poland.†† They conduct asteroid and eclipsing binary research at the Mt. Suhora Astronomical Observatory.

Ginger Anderson

Master Teacher (Training)

 

Mrs. Anderson is a science teacher at May High School in May, Texas.† She is a participant of the Introductory Astronomy Course at Abilene Christian University (June 2008) and of the Summer Astronomy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (June-July 2008)†† She works with the participating teachers and students as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.

 

Matthew Davis

Web Site Designer

Mr. Davis is a mathematics major at Hardin-Simmons University.† He is a participant of the astronomical research methods course at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (May-term 2008) and of the Summer Astronomy Institute at LBNL (June-July 2008).† He is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the IASC web site and preparing images for the asteroid search campaigns.

Dr. Carlton R. Pennypacker

Professional Advisor

On the right is Dr. Pennypacker.† He is a researcher in astro-physics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he was one of the recipients of the 2007 Gruber Prize in Cosmology for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the universe.† He is the co-founder of Hands-On Universe, and serves as the President of the Executive Council of the Global Hands-On Universe Association.

Robert E. Holmes, Jr.

Director, Astronomical Research Institute

Mr. Holmes is a professional photographer in Illinois.† He has a passion for astronomy research and education.† Through his ceaseless efforts and use of the ARIís 24 and 32 telescopes, he produces the images analyzed by students in the IASC asteroid search campaigns and near-Earth object confirmation campaigns.

Herbert Raab

Astrometrica Author

Mr. Raab is a software engineering in Austria.† He is a member of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft, having served as its president since 1996.† He developed the software Astrometrica used by students to analyze the image sets in the IASC asteroid search campaigns and near-Earth object confirmation campaigns.

Sergio Foglia

IASC Astronomer (Backup Support)

Mr. Foglia is a civil engineer in Italy. He has a passion for astronomy research of Solar System minor bodies and is the Minor Planets Section recorder of the Italian Amateurs Astronomers Union (UAI) since 1996. He provides backup support for the schools participating in the IASC asteroid search campaigns.

Mr. Dankov is a PhD student in Biophysics from Bulgaria. He has had a passion in the field of astronomy from many years, and is very interested in the research of small bodies in the Solar System. He participates in the Bulgarian amateur astronomy society Zvezdno Obshtestvo.

Kolyo Dankov

IASC Astronomer (Backup Support)

Dr. Michael Hibbs

IASC Astronomer (Backup Support)

Dr. Hibbs is an Associate Professor in the Engineering & Physics Department at Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX). Using the 32" RC TSU telescope, he and his students provide follow-up support for the† IASC asteroid discoveries.† Currently he is building a galaxy reference library for future IASC supernova search campaigns.

Joe Ulowetz

IASC Astronomer (Software Development)

 

Mr. Ulowetz is a software engineer from Chicago, IL.† With a BS Physics and MS Astrophysics from the University of Chicago, he is a member of Skokie Valley Astronomers and held a seat on the Astronomical League National Council. Using a Celestron 9.25 and automation software he wrote, he surveys the northern sky for interesting targets.† He develops IASC support software.

Tomas Vorobjov

IASC Astronomer (Backup Support)

 

Mr. Vorobjov is originally from Bratislava in the Slovak Republic.† He graduated with a BA in Computer Science, Mathematics, & Physics from Colby College.† He currently resides in London where he is a lead creative technologist in a digital agency. With an avid interest in astronomy,† he is an IASC astronomer responsible for verifying student asteroid discoveries and taking follow-up images to complete the discovery process.

Denise Rothrock

Master Teacher (Training)

 

Mrs. Rothrock is a science teacher at Madisonville High School in Madisonville, Texas.† She was a participant of the Summer Astronomy Institute at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (June-July 2008)†† She works with the participating teachers and students as they first learn to analyze image sets using the software Astrometrica.