Our Mission

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.

About IAWN

NEO News

Star trails over Palomar Schmidt Dome

Star trails over Palomar Schmidt Dome
Courtesy: Palomar/Caltech

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.

Read More: Welcome ZTF

IAWN 101

typical orbits of Apollo class NEOs

Typical orbits of Apollo class NEOs.

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?

Read More: What are NEOs?

Close Approach Update

Asteriod designation: 2018 RZ5
Discovery station: Catalina Sky Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2018 09 12.84
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.13
Discovery announcement
Latest orbit & observations

Close Aproach List