IAWN was established (2013) to create an international group of organizations involved in detecting, tracking, and characterizing NEOs. The IAWN is tasked with developing a strategy using well-defined communication plans and protocols to assist Governments in the analysis of asteroid impact consequences and in the planning of mitigation responses.
Currently, IAWN includes members from Europe, Asia, South and North America.
Welcoming ZTF to the IAWN
(Aug 2018) IAWN would like to welcome the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF to the IAWN as of July 2018! Beginning in early 2018, the Zwicky Transient Facility or ZTF (a collaboration led by the California Institute of Technology; see ATel #11266) began operation.
Near Earth Object (NEO) Primer
(July 2018) First in a series of articles that will explore some of the background topics associated with IAWN. We start with the most basic: What are NEOs?