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

IASC participants around the world

IASC announcements

Welcome to the International Astronomical Search Collaboration! (IASC = "Isaac")

The All Bulgaria Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign, All Taiwan Asteroid Search Campaign, All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, International Asteroid Search Campaign, DST - Rajasthan Asteroid Search Campaign, Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign, Ignited Minds-SKYAAC "Saptarishi India" Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, and Spaceport India 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 citizen science group will be successful in discovering new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 China Hands-On Universe Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Kalam Centre Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Space Generation Advisory Council Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, November 9, 2020 Friday, December 4, 2020 Target Asteroids! 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.