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

The Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Israel Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign, China Skywatchers Asteroid Search Campaign, Kalam Centre Asteroid Search Campaign, MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, Saptarishi India - Aryabhatta Khagola Darshanam Asteroid Search Campaign, SSERD Asteroid Search Campaign, STEM & Space Asteroid Search Campaign, UDistrital Asteroid Search Campaign, and International 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
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Colombia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Panama Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Poland Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 China Skywatcher Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Dr. Kalam Science Club Odisha Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 GAOM Argentina Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 International Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 ITM-SEDUCA Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 National Spaceonova Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Pan-Africa Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Saptarishi India - SA Citizen Science Group Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 SSERD Asteroid Search Campaign
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Monday, April 1, 2024 UDistrital Asteroid Search Campaign

If your citizen science group would like to participate in an IASC search campaign contact the IASC Director, Dr. J. Patrick Miller 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)