ALL INDIA ASTEROID SEARCH CAMPAIGN 2017 PHASE 1 STARTS TODAY!


Over the span of 7 successful years, SPACE provided this opportunity to more than 500 participants across India, which has resulted in several achievements and discoveries, and many for the first time in India by school children. Through the training provided by SPACE to Indian students, have achieved a remarkable number of 1 Numbered Asteroid Discovery, 49 Provisional Discoveries of Asteroids, 2 Special Discoveries, 1458 Preliminary Discoveries of Asteroids, 62 Near Earth Object Confirmations and 1636 Near Earth Object Observations.

All India Asteroid Search Campaign, a unique and exclusive International platform created by SPACE for Indian students and amateur astronomers across India since 2010.

The Campaign enables the students and amateurs to get exclusive access to astronomy images, which are otherwise not accessible to the post graduate level, and get training in advanced data analysis and software as well as interact with international scientists, all of which builds up to an invaluable real-time research experience.

The Teams will have to register themselves in a pair of 2 individuals and then will be selected for Phase I – June 17-July 15, 2017 and Phase II – July 16-August 15, 2017 with 150 teams in total, 75 teams participating in each phase.

After conducting 22 workshops for the 150 participants (75 seats) participating in Phase 1 from all over the country. Below is the list of cities where Phase 1 workshop was organized to guide the participants in downloading the data and using the specialized software and find asteroids successfully:

1. Delhi-NCR
2. Faridabad, Haryana
3. Gurugram, Haryana
4. Ludhiana, Punjab
5. Noida, Uttar Pradesh
6. Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh
7. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
8. Ajmer, Rajasthan
9. Jaipur, Rajasthan
10. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
11. Surat, Gujarat
12. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
13. Nalanda, Bihar
14. Khorda, Odisha
15. Bhubaneswar, Odisha
16. Kolkata, West Bengal
17. Howrah, West Bengal
18. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
19. Bangalore, Karnataka
20. Vellore, Tamil Nadu
21. Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
22. Guwahati, Assam

The Phase 1 of All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2017 is starting today, June 16. Respective participants have been created with the name of the School/ Institute/ Organization is been created, click here to check yours. You will receive a mail as soon as the datasets are available on this link and ready to use.

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