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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 India Asteroid Search Campaign, All Iran Asteroid Search Campaign, International Asteroid Search Campaign, and MCTI 2021 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.

Upcoming IASC Campaigns

Start DateEnd DateCampaign Name
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 All Bangladesh Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 All Uruguay Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 75th Indian Independence Saptarishi-VIPNET Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 DST - Rajasthan Asteroid Search Campaign
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 MCTI 2021 Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 Royal College - Colombo Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Monday, August 2, 2021 Friday, August 27, 2021 Taubate Asteroid Search Campaign FULL

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.