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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 Bangladesh Asteroid Search Campaign, All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign, All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign, Hands-On Universe India Asteroid Search Campaign, MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign, Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign, Ciência em Casa - MCTI 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
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Bulgaria Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Taiwan Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 International Asteroid Search Campaign FULL
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Ciência em Casa - MCTI Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 DST - Rajasthan Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Ignited Minds-SKYAAC "Saptarishi India" Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, October 9, 2020 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Spaceport India 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.