Registrations Open for All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2017

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.

In ​the ​eighth consecutive year of providing this platform to enthusiasts in India, in 2017,​ ​SPACE has again brought this opportunity to live the lifetime experience of hunting asteroids in Main Belt Asteroids.

SPACE conducts this campaign across India, in association with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) conducted by Dr. Patrick Miller of Hardin Simmons University, USA as an educational outreach programme.

​​The students will be ​specially ​trained to search asteroids in the Main Belt Asteroid through advanced data analysis and ​e​specially designed software.

In AIASC 201​7, students will​ ​access the re​a​l​​ ​ti​me data from the ‘Pan Starrs’ (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System) Telescope, located​at Hawaii, US and uses a 1.8​ ​m (60 inch) telescope to survey the sky to look for asteroids, comets and Near Earth Objects (NEO).

The Campaign enables the students and amateurs to get exclusive access to astronomy images, which are otherwise not accessible till 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.

SPACE will be conducting workshops to start each phase and to guide the participants in downloading the data and using the specialized software and find asteroids successfully.

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Disclaimer: Register with a partner as team of 2 is required. Selection in AIASC 2017 is at the discretion of SPACE India, and on first come first served basis. New participants and registrations will be given preference.

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