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.
The Smallest NEOs: Recent Meteorite Impacts and Their Recovery
(Sep 2018) In the last few months, two small NEOs have been recovered after impacts with the Earth. Couple this with the impact of 2018 LA, and the search for meteorites from that impact, and we have had a pretty busy few months in the meteorite arena.