STEM & Space

in collaboration with

International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC)


‘International Asteroid Discovery Project’ 2020

"Discover the Unknown"

May 14th, - June 10th, 2020

We thank Prof. Patrick Miller( Director of IASC and Professor at Hardins Simmons University, Texas) and Cassidy Davis( IASC Coordinator, Hardins Simmons University, Texas)
" for extending this opportunity to our Indian students"


STEM & Space is proud to partner with IASC to bring this once in a life time opportunity for students across India. An Internationally Accredited Citizen Science program by NASA and IASC, this project aims to provide students a unique platform where they get international exposure while carving their names in the history of asteroid discoveries.
Students will get a chance to work with real scientific data and make Asteroids discoveries of their own. A onetime training by our experts will be followed by a month-long campaign, where students analyse data and collaborate with scientists and peers to be part of an enriching experience.
Are you ready to take your sails out and venture into the bypaths and un-trodden depths of the Universe?


The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) is a citizen science program. It provides high quality astronomical data to astronomy enthusiasts and scientists around the world. They are able to make original astronomical discoveries and participate in hands-on astronomy.
STEM & Space aspires to be a leader in space and astronomy education by integrating the STEM principles. We work with schools and communities to encourage and inspire the young generation towards this 21st century domain. While we offer year-long club and short term, time-bound workshops to school students, we work with communities to engage their children in engaging and hands-on sessions.


In this project, students will be guided by STEM & Space experts where they will receive astronomy data from observatories in real time, and they will be trained online to use software to analyse the data and make original discoveries of asteroids. A highly specialised workshop will be followed by a month-long Campaign phase where students can work remotely on their computers to analyse the data, using the procedures learnt at the workshop, under continuous support and mentorship from experts.
This project will enable students to understand the concepts of astronomy and how it is applied, through first-hand experience.
Dr. Mila Mitra
(Project Head)
Aryan Singh
(Project Specialist)
Arjun Guliya
(Project Specialist)
Suvriti Dhawan
(Project Coordinator)

Participation Process

    Who can participate?

  • Participation criteria – grade VI- XII are welcome to register
  • Seats available- 35 (each seat will have a team of 2 students)
  • Total Participation required: 70 students
  • Schools/colleges interested to participate, can write to us at
  • Students should have their own Laptop/Desktop with windows Laptop/desktop with windows (Mac can not be used)

* Each seat can accommodate 2 students/children. Hence it is advisable to get your friend or known to register along yourself. It will be easy to collaborate , work and carry out the month long project


  • An International Project
  • An opportunity to learn analysis of real time telescope data
  • Discover & observe asteroids and Near Earth Objects (NEO)
  • Get trained by astronomy experts. All the team are trained and certified asteroid discoverers

* Each seat can accommodate 2 students/children. Hence it is advisable to get your friend or known to register along yourself. It will be easy to collaborate , work and carry out the month long project

Important Dates To Remember

  • Registration Begins
    April 22nd, 2020
  • Registration Ends
    May 3rd, 2020
  • Online Training Workshop
    May 6th, 2020
  • Doubt Clearing Session
    May 7th, 2020
  • IASC Campaign (month-long)
    May 14th – June 10th, 2020

How to Register?

To register your child, please click on “Register now” and you will be directed to registration page
Please note, seats are available on “first come first serve”.

Let the Adventure Begin!

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