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 All Bangladesh Asteroid Search Campaign, All Bulgaria Asteroid Search Campaign, Bosnia and Herzegovina Asteroid Search Campaign, Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign, All Israel Asteroid Search Campaign, All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign, All Serbia Asteroid Search Campaign, All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign, All Venezuela Asteroid Search Campaign, Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign, CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign, Dr. Kalam Science Club Odisha Asteroid Search Campaign, Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign, Hands-On Universe India Asteroid Search Campaign, MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign, NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign, Pan-Africa Asteroid Search Campaign, Saptarishi India - Aryabhatta Khagola Darshanam Asteroid Search Campaign, Smartcircuits Innovation Asteroid Search Campaign, Space Generation Advisory Council Asteroid Search Campaign, SSERD Asteroid Search Campaign, STEM & Space Asteroid Search Campaign, Taubate 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
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 All Bangladesh Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 All Israel Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 All Nepal Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 All Turkey Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Astrophile Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Canary Islands Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 CB Devgun Memorial Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Hands-On Universe India Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Haus der Astronomie Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 International Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 MARSG India Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 NUCLIO Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Pan-Africa Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Saptarishi India Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Smartcircuits Innovation Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Spaceport India Asteroid Search Campaign
Friday, January 5, 2024 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 STEM & Space 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)