Over the span of 12 successful years, SPACE provided this opportunity to more than 6000 participants across India, which has resulted in several achievements and discoveries of asteroids, for the first time by Indian school children. Through the training provided by SPACE to Indian students, we have achieved a remarkable number of 2 Numbered Asteroid Discovery, 76 Provisional Discoveries of Asteroids, 2 Special Discoveries, 11,325 Preliminary Discoveries of Asteroids, 62 Near-Earth Object Confirmations, and 1636 Near-Earth Object Observations.
Since 2010, the All India Asteroid Search Campaign has served as a special and exclusive international forum for Indian students and amateur astronomers all around the country.
As part of an educational outreach initiative, SPACE carries out this campaign across India in collaboration with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC), which is led by Dr. Patrick Miller of Hardin Simmons University in the United States.
Through cutting-edge data analysis and specifically created software, the students receive specialized training to look for asteroids in the Main Belt Asteroid.
Through the Campaign, students and amateur astronomers gain exclusive access to astronomy images that are typically only available to postgraduate students. They are trained in cutting-edge data analysis and software and get the opportunity to interact with scientists from around the world, all of which contribute to an invaluable real-time research experience. Through this initiative, students have already produced significant observations that support the NASA Near-Earth Object (NEO) Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA) as well as confirmed discoveries of Main Belt Asteroids.
We are proud to announce, the All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2022 with 500 teams in total, 250 teams will participate in two phases.
- Phase I – May 27 to June 20, 2022
- Phase II – June 24 to July 18, 2022
The registration for the All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2022 has been closed.
For more details about the Campaign, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: Register with a partner as a team of two. Selection in AIASC 2023 is at the discretion of SPACE India, and on a first-come-first-served basis. New participants and registrations will be given preference.
HALL OF FAME 2019
2nd NUMBERED ASTEROID DISCOVERY:
The Provisional Asteroid Discovery of AIASC 2013, made by Mr. Gaurav Pati and Mr. Shourya Chambialm from Amity International School, Pushp Vihar, Delhi, object designation 2013 LS28, is now waiting to be officially numbered. This object has now been cataloged by the Minor Planet Center, International Astronomical Union (IAU).
2 Numbered Asteroid Discovery,
56 Provisional Discoveries of Asteroids,
7203 Preliminary Discoveries of Asteroids,
62 Near-Earth Object Confirmations
1636 Near-Earth Object Observations and
2 Special Discoveries.
Provisional DISCOVERY 2019:
1st NUMBERED ASTEROID DISCOVERY:
The Provisional Asteroid Discovery of AIASC 2010, made by Mr. Amanjot Singh & Mr. Sahil Wadhwa of Ryan International School, Rohini, object designation 2010 PO24, is now officially numbered as 414774 (2010 PO24), eligible for naming and cataloged by International Astronomical Union (IAU).
1 Numbered Asteroid Discovery
56 Provisional Discoveries of Asteroids
2 Special Discoveries of 1 Trojan & 1 Virtual Impactor Object: A rare Trojan asteroid in the year 2011, which is hard to observe as they are further and sparser, lying not in the Main Asteroid Belt but in Jupiter’s orbit and 1 Virtual Impactor Object.
4388 Preliminary Discoveries of Asteroids
62 NEO Confirmations
1636 NEO Observations
4 Provisional Discoveries
- Kashish Sharma & Ujjwal Singla, Ryan International School, Sector- 31, Gurugram
(2018 NU10 is the provisional name of the asteroid, derived from object P10Ik6o which was the preliminary name, by U. Singla & K. Sharma, Ryan International School Sector 31 – Gurgaon, India Provisional, 07/10/18, original name as listed by students was RIS0034)
- Ranveer Singh & Saransh Bansal, DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extension, Ludhiana
(2018 NY10 is the provisional name of the asteroid, derived from object P10Ik85 which was the preliminary name, by R. Singh & S. Bansal, DAV Public School- Sarabha NGR Extension, Ludhiana, India Provisional, 07/10/18, original name as listed by students was DAV0004)
- Pratham Gupta & Jagriti Goel, O P Jindal Modern School, Hisar, O P Jindal Marg, Hisar
(2018 NS10 is the provisional name of the asteroid, derived from object P10IjZx which was the preliminary name, by P. Gupta & J. Goel, O P Jindal Modern School-Hisar, India Provisional 07/10/18, original name as listed by students was OPJ0013)
- Sachin Bahmba & Shalini Bahmba, SPACE India – Group 9, Delhi
(2018 NA9 is the provisional name of the asteroid, derived from object P10Ik9F which was the preliminary name, by S. Bahmba & S. Bahmba, SPACE India – Group 9, India Provisional 7/10/18, original name as listed by students was SSB3443)
- Yash Kumar & Khushi Rana, The Indian Heights School-Dwarka, New Delhi
- P.K. Sudharshan & S. Mahadevan, Srimad Andavan Arts and Science College-Trichy, Tamilnadu
- Vardaan Chopra & Harsh Vashishtha, St. Thomas School-Sector 19 Dwarka, Delhi
- D. Agarwal & D. Tyagi of G.D. Goenka Public School-Sector 9 Rohini
- D. Gupta & D. Jain of Salwan Public School-Sector 15, Gurgaon
- A. Kumar & O. Pathak of Sri Venkateshwara International School-Sector 18 Dwarka
- Rushil & G. Sandeep of Ryan International School-Greater Noida
- P. Garella & K. Bhargava of Amity Institute of Applied Sciences, Amity University, Noida
- R. Vishweshwar & R. Vishwath of Hiranandani Upscale School, Egattur Chennai
- Y. Jakhmola & A. Pandita of Sapphire International School, Sector 70 Noida
- R. Tanwar & G. Joshi of Sachdeva Global School-Dwarka, New Delhi
- L. Dudeja & A. Dhawan of Ryan International School-Sohna Road Gurgaon, Haryana
- L. Jain & S. Vashist of Bal Bharati Public School-Gangaram Hospital Marg, New Delhi
- K. Jain & I. Singh of Delhi Public School, Sector-81, Faridabad, Haryana
- P. Iyer & S. Chopra of ASN Senior Secondary School-Mayur Vihar, Phase 1, New Delhi
- S. Mohakud & R. Laxman of Bal Bharati Public School-Noida
- A. Ranjan & Y. Jha of Delhi Public School-Sector 132 Noida
- M. Manocha & D. Lakhanpal of G D Goenka Public School-Sector 48 Gurgaon
- N. Jain & H. Singh of ITL Public School-Dwarka
- A. S. Ramola & S. Singh of The Indian Heights School-Dwarka
- M. Ibrahimi & P. Thareja of JBM Global School-Noida
- U. Singh & M. Dudeja of KIIT World School-Pitampura
- P. Narang & M. Agarwal of Manav Rachna International School-Sector 51, Gurgaon
- M. Gupta & A. Verma of Presidium School-Indirapuram Ghaziabad
- A. Agrawal & K. Arvind of The Khaitan School-Sector 40 Noida
- A. B. Dixit & D. Deshpande of Lotus Valley School, Sector 126 Noida
- M. Sivamagadev & T. Kishore Kumar of Shri Natesan Vidyasala Matric Hr. Sec. School, Chennai
- Aakash H. Nair and Saumya Aggarwal, Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Rishabdev District, Udaipur has made Provisional Discovery of the object designation MAUR 870 on August 7, 2015.
- Aryan Mishra & Keertivardhan Kukreti, Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vasant Vihar, asteroid designated 2014 OO372 on July 24, 2014
- Akshat Sharma & Kshitij Jindal, Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, asteroid designated 2014 OU6 on July 25, 2014
- Gaurav Pati & Shourya Chambial, Amity International School, Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, asteroid designated 2013 LS28 on June 11, 2013
- Balachandra Routhu & Ayush Gupta, Ryan International School, Sohna Road, Gurgaon, asteroid designated 2013 PR on July 8, 2013
- Pratham Alag & Rishabh Jain, Delhi Public School, RK Puram, New Delhi, asteroid designated 2012 PC6 on August 11, 2012
- Shubham Sharma & Mayank Sharma, DAV Centenary Public School, asteroid designated 2012 OH3 on July 17, 2012
- Sahil Wadhwa & Akshay Gupta, Astronomican I Team, asteroid designated 2012 OA3 on July 20, 2012
- Pragya Chawla & Aparajita Aggarwal, Bal Bharti Public School, Rajinder Nagar, asteroid designated 2011 MV9 on July 26, 2011
- Chintan Betrabet & Umang Bhatia, Ryan International School, Sohna Rd, Gurgaon, asteroid designated 2011 MP4 on June 30, 2011
- Trushit Makwana & Naval Koralkar, Coinstar – Inst. of Chemical Engineering, asteroid designated 2011 AP4 on August 8 2011
- Prafull Sharma, Amol Garg & Sahil Wadhwa, Astronomicans Group, asteroid designated 2011 QH8 on August 8, 2011
- Vaibhav Sapra & Sharanjeet Singh, Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, asteroid designated 2011 QM14 on August 26, 2011
- Akshit Mathur & Kartik Ranjan, Navy Children School, Chankayapuri, asteroid designated 2011 QT26 on August 30, 2011
- Amanjot Singh & Sahil Wadhwa, Ryan International School, Rohini, 2 asteroids designated 2010 PO24 & 2010 PL26 on August 6, 2010
- Tanmay Paranjape, Vikrant Narang & Priyanka Srivastava, SPACE 2, Delhi, 2 asteroids designated 2010 PU57 & 2010 PV57 on August 8, 2010
- Bharatiya Chhatro ke shikaar Shudragrah – June 25, 2016
- Indian students hunting Asteroids! – June 25, 2016
- Eureka! Here is the Asteroid! by SPACE Delhi – September 14, 2015
- Indian students discover 2 new asteroids as part of AIASC conducted by SPACE – 14 August, 2014
- All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2014 – SPACE conducted specialized training workshop for selected students at Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar – 23 April, 2014
- AIASC Phase 1 Training: CPS hots All India Asteroid Search Campaign’19 – The Hindu, June 28th, 2019
- DAY: Indian students discover three asteroids – The Peeper Times, November 13, 2017
- Students, Space, asteroids – Perungulathur Talk, Chennai, July 31 – August 6, 2016
- City Students join global hunt for asteroids, dtNext, Chennai, July 28, 2016
- Asteroid Workshop at OMR by SPACE in Chennai, Adyar Times, Jul 31-Aug 8, 2016
- DAV Pakhowal Road mein SPACE karyashala ka kia aayojan – Ajit Samachar, Ludhiana, July 21, 2016
- Astrometrica Software ke baare me students ne li jaankaari – Dainik Bhaskar, Ludhiana, July 22, 2016
- All India Asteroid Search Campaign 2016 – Pehredar, Ludhiana, July 22, 2016
- School children from India join global hunt for asteroids – The Indian Express, Chennai, June 26, 2016
AIASC 2019 Phase 2 Data Sets
AIASC 2019 Phase 2 Data Sets available here in your respective folders.