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The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is a citizen science program that provides high-quality astronomical data to citizen scientists around the world. These citizen scientists are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy. This service is provided at no cost!

Asteroid Search Campaigns are the primary focus of IASC. A "campaign" is a month-long event in which teams search for asteroids. If you are new and would like more information on the asteroid search campaigns, please use the Register link.

IASC participants around the world

IASC announcements

The All Bangladesh Asteroid Search Campaign, Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Israel Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign, Ali Kuşçu Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign, CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign, Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign, Hands-On Universe India Asteroid Search Campaign, Hex Star Universe Asteroid Search Campaign, Ignited Minds-SA Citizens "Saptarishi India" Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, SEDS Sri Lanka Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign, and International Asteroid Search Campaign are now underway. Happy Hunting!

Current Teams: 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. Remember, the Quick Start Guide can help you with all of these goals. If you can do these things, your citizen science group will be successful in detecting new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

Original faint detections made by IASC citizen scientists

Preliminary

11587

Provisional

61

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Bolivia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Astra Nova School Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Dr. Kalam Science Club Odisha Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 DST - Rajasthan Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Pan-Africa Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Monday, March 13, 2023 UDistrital Asteroid Search Campaign

If your citizen science group would like to participate in an IASC search campaign please visit the Registration page.

Campaigns usually fill up 30 days prior to their starting date.