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International Asteroid Search Collaboration - Patrick Miller

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Presented at the GHOU 2018 conference in Vienna, Austria from 13-15 August. http://handsonuniverse.org/ghou2018/program/

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International Asteroid Search Collaboration - Patrick Miller

  1. 1. International Astronomical Search Collaboration Online Educational Outreach Program in Astronomical Discovery for High Schools & Colleges Global Hands-On Universe Dr. J. Patrick Miller Department of Mathematics Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, Texas August 13, 2018
  2. 2. The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC = “Isaac”) was founded in October 2006 Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX Students from participating schools make original discoveries of Solar System objects including:  Main Belt asteroids (MBAs)  Near-Earth objects (NEOs)  Trojan asteroids  Centaurs  Trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs)  Comets
  3. 3. IASC Program Flow Diagram 1.8-m Pan-STARRS (University of Hawaii) Hardin-Simmons University Astrometrica 2-m Faulkes (Las Cumbres Observatory) HSU & Astrometrica Minor Planet Center (Harvard)
  4. 4. 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% African Asian Caucasian Hispanic Indian Pacific Islander Ethnicity Academic Year # of Schools # of Students # of Countries 2006-07 20 140 3 2014-15 300 2,100 50 2015-16 500 3,500 60 2016-17 700 4,900 80 2017-18 1,100 7,700 80 2018-19 1,100 7,700 80
  5. 5. 1.8 meter PS1 Telescope Haleakala, Maui Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System Institute for Astronomy - University of Hawaii. The world’s largest digital scientific camera produces images that cover 7 deg2 fields. One image contains 1.4 billion pixels. During a 30-day search campaign 13 images (in packets of four called “quads”) are provided to IASC. Each is partitioned into 190 sub-images, and distributed to 100 schools. From one image students discover >150 Main Belt asteroids. Of these 20 are faint asteroids not detected by the Pan-STARRS automated pipeline. Every 6th image contains an NEO not detected by the pipeline.
  6. 6. 1.5-m G96 Telescope Catalina Sky Survey Mt. Lemmon Lunar & Planetary Laboratory - University of Arizona 10K x 10K CCD camera that produces 5 deg2 fields, 2x2 binning. Each image (packets of four) is partitioned into 4 sub-images and distributed to participating schools. Students discover faint MBAs in about every 4th field, not detected by the CSS automated pipeline. The NEO discovery rate is not currently known.
  7. 7. Each year there are 11 student search campaigns with 100 schools in each campaign. Campaigns are based upon the lunation. A campaign starts with the 3rd quarter Moon and continues for 30 days. Pan-STARRS and Catalina collect survey images from 3rd quarter to 1st quarter, the period of dark Moon. Since starting in October 2006, students have made the following discoveries:  1432 provisional MBAs  49 numbered MBAs  5 provisional TNOs  3 numbered TNOs  10 NEO provisionals (PHA 2009 BD81)  1 comet (276/P Vorobjov)
  8. 8. 1481 Main Belt Asteroids (MBAs) 10 Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) 1 Jupiter Family Comet 8 Trans-Neptunian Objects (TNOs)
  9. 9.  Staff IASC with HQ personnel and contracted consultants  Move IASC to a cloud-based environment  Develop automated utilities to retrieve, process and distribute images  Develop automated utilities for archival retrieval to conduct precovery  Develop localized written training materials and training videos  Resolve the “Faint Asteroid Problem” NASA Grant #80NSSC18K0855 July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021 ($250K per year for 3 years) Enhanced NEO Detection by a Network of Citizen Scientists
  10. 10.  IASC Office (Hardin-Simmons University) Dr. Patrick Miller, Director (NASA Grant PI) Cassidy Davis, Project Coordinator Raul Valadez, Technical Assistant  Computer Consultants Dr. Steven Hartung Tomas Vorobjov Matthew Davis Dr. James Martin  Education Consultants Dr. Carl Pennypacker Denise Rothrock
  11. 11. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  IASC has been in the AWS Cloud since April 2018  3,000 schools with 21,000 students (500 U.S. schools) by 2020  Develop NEO and MBA search campaigns for CSS  Develop TNO search campaigns  Expand IASC as part of GHOU, GTTP, and LCO 50-50 Program  Develop an online discovery portal for citizen scientists  Establish the efficacy of the IASC science mission to find faint NEOs
  12. 12. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  IASC has been in the AWS Cloud since April 2018 In April 2018 the FTP site at Boulder, CO began to fail as a result of age. A switch to the cloud changed the PS data transfer time from 2 hours to 15 minutes including the processing time to prepare the images for use by the schools.
  13. 13. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  3,000 schools with 21,000 students (500 U.S. schools) by 2020 In the 2017-18 academic year IASC reached its goal of 1,100 schools set in 2009. It will remain at this level for the coming year 2018-19. The automated utilities developed as part of the NASA grant will allow the transfer large amounts of data from Pan-STARRS and Catalina. This will permit the growth to 3,000 schools by the end of the grant. Ultimately, IASC will reach 10,000 schools.
  14. 14. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  Develop NEO and MBA search campaigns for CSS Three pilot campaigns have been run by IASC using images from CSS. The data is more difficult for students to search, and until now retrieving the data has been done manually. Ultimately, 500+ schools will be reached with using CSS data.
  15. 15. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  Expand IASC as part of the GHOU, GTTP, and LCO 50-50 Program While not specifically included in the NASA grant, IASC will join the LCO 50-50 Program using the network of 0.4-m telescopes. Using the educational backbone of 1,100 schools the 50-50 Program will be expanded to 80-80 in 2018-19. One day it will be 200-80.
  16. 16. IASC 3-Year Development Plan  Establish the efficacy of the IASC science mission to find faint NEOs The NASA grant for IASC did not come from the education side of NASA. It entered in on the science side through the Planetary Defense Coordination Office. As a result the efficacy of the science mission must be established, which includes the discovery of NEOs missed by the large sky surveys, Pan-STARRS and Catalina.
  17. 17. Blakemore Planetarium Midland, Texas In the month of October 2017 there were 1300 students who searched for and discovered Main Belt asteroids using Pan- STARRS images. This was a pilot program to use planetariums with students and the general public to make original discoveries. Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona A planetarium program is now being designed for students and the general public. Original discoveries will be made using images from the Catalina Sky Survey.
  18. 18. Naves do Conhecimento Rio de Janeiro, Brazil There are 9 space ”ships of knowledge” in Rio de Janeiro. Working with the Secretary of Information, Technology, & Employment, IASC now offers asteroid search campaigns to the students from all over the city. In time 2,000 students will participate from the lower income areas. Nave Cidade Olímpica Nave Irajá
  19. 19. Arab Astronomical Society ArAS and IASC are working to expand asteroid searches within the Arabic speaking countries. A second project is being planned in Morocco to reach 60 schools in that country.
  20. 20. In April 2018, IASC met with the Ministry of Education of Cuba. In September 2018, a training session for teachers from 5 schools in Havana will be held. These will be the first schools from this island nation to participate in IASC asteroid search campaigns. In time, it is hoped that many, many Cuban schools will participate.
  21. 21. S.P.A.C.E. 200 schools per year India Secondary School Council 40 schools per year Uruguay Haus der Astronomie 40 schools per year Germany Núcleo Interativo de Astronomia 75 schools per year Portugal Nojum Magazine 70 schools per year Iran Center for Theoretical Physics 20 schools per year Poland Astronomy Association of Lara 20 teams per year Venezuela Space Generation Advisory Council 40 international teams per year Astronomers Without Borders 40 international teams per year
  22. 22. 2008 SE209 is a Main Belt asteroid discovered by Denise Rothrock and her students at Madisonville Junior High School (Madisonville, Texas). Discovered in 2008, the asteroid was numbered and cataloged by the International Astronomical Union in 2012. Denise and her students named the asteroid “Madisonville High” after her school. Asteroids that are numbered can be named by the student discoverers. Denise Rothrock and her students in Madisonville, Texas who made a discovery of 2008 SE209.
  23. 23. Discovery of 2012 HH2 Trans-Neptunian Object Discovered by Tomas Vorobjov Slovakia a = 35 AU p = 207 years i = 28o R = ~100 km Astronomical Research Institute
  24. 24. Brazil Sao Tome e Principe Morocco
  25. 25. Iran Iran
  26. 26. India
  27. 27. I forgot to mention… IASC is free . There is no cost to the participating schools, students, and teachers. There is no cost to the astronomy outreach organizations and clubs. The images and use of professional astronomical facilities are donated by the collaborators.

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