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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 Bolivia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Bulgaria Asteroid Search Campaign, Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign, All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Taiwan Asteroid Search Campaign, All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, International Asteroid Search Campaign, Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign, Astra Nova School Asteroid Search Campaign, China Hands-On Universe Asteroid Search Campaign, GAM Astronomers Without Borders Asteroid Search Campaign, National Spaceonova Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign and STEM & Space 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 discovering new Main Belt asteroids and making important near-Earth object observations.

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 All Bolivia Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 DST - Rajasthan Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 Hands-On Universe India Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 Ignited Minds-SKYAAC "Saptarishi India" Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 STEM & Space Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, May 3, 2021 Friday, May 28, 2021 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.