IASC Logo 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 India Asteroid Search Campaign, All Iran Asteroid Search Campaign, and International 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, July 13, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 All India Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, July 13, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 All Iran Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, July 13, 2020 Monday, August 10, 2020 International Asteroid Search Campaign

If your citizen science group would like to participate in an IASC search campaign contact the IASC Coordinator, Mrs. Cassidy Davis by email at: iascsearch@hsutx.edu.

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

IASC (pronounced "Isaac") is a collaboration of:

  • Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX)
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Global Hands-On Universe Association (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX)
  • Yerkes Observatory (University of Chicago)
  • 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)
  • Astrometrica (H. Raab, Austria)
  • Las Cumbres Observatory Telescope Network (Santa Barbara, CA)
  • Catalina Sky Survey (University of Arizona)
  • NOJUM Magazine (Iran)
  • Dark Energy Survey (University of Michigan)
  • Haus der Astronomie, Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • China Hands-On Universe (Beijing, China)
  • NUCLIO (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Asociacion Larense de Astronomia (Lara State, Venezuela)
  • Clube de Astronomia Louis Cruls (Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil)
  • Center for Theoretical Physics (Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • National Astronomical Observatory of Bulgaria (Rozhen)
  • Nepal Astronomical Society (Nepal)
  • Astronomical Research Institute, Sri Lanka (ARIS)