New Delhi, April 23, 2014: Prajit & Chaitanya of Class IX went to Indraprasta World School to attend the workshop on AIASC, one of our most prominent and much awaited projects, conducted in collaboration with International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC, Hardin-Simmons University, Texas, USA). SPACE is the coordinator for this highly recognised programme in India.
Under this campaign, participants get exclusive access to images of the sky taken at observatories and analyse the data with specialised software provided during training to look for asteroids. Objects reported by students could be potential discoveries. All observations contribute to the Near Earth Object (NEO) data compiled by NASA and Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL). Students also get the exciting opportunity to work with professional astronomers, get access to real astronomy data and are exposed to research in this field, all of which is usually only available to postgraduate students.