Steering Committee

  • Sergio Camacho (former Chair of UNCOPUOS Action Team on NEOs)
  • Lindley Johnson (NASA Hq)
  • Boris Shustov (INASAN)
  • Giovanni Valsecchi (INAF-IAPS/NEODyS)
  • Patrick Michel (Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur)
  • Alan Harris (DLR)
  • Detlef Koschny (ESA/ESTEC)
  • Paul Chodas (JPL)

IAWN Signatories and their capabilities

Below are the current signatories of the IAWN Statement of Intent.

  • Peter Birtwhistle, West Berkshire, England:
  • CNSA (Chinese National Space Administration): CNSA statement
  • CrAO (Crimean Astrophysical Observatory, Russian Academy of Sciences): CrAO statement
  • ESA (European Space Agency): ESA statement
  • ESO (European Southern Observatory): ESO statement
  • INAOE (the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics in Cholua, Mexico): INAOE statement
  • INASAN (the Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences): INASAN statement
  • ISTP (Institute of Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences): ISTP statement
  • KAO UrFU (Kourovka Astronomical Observatory of the Ural Federal University): KAO UrFU statement
  • KASI (Korea Astronomy Space Science Institute, Daejeon, South Korea): KASI statement
  • SAO RAS (Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences): SAO RAS statement
  • NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States): USA statement
  • University of Narino, Pasto, Colombia:
  • Višnjan Observatory, Croatia: Višnjan Observatory statement
  • Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF): ZTF statement
  • NBO (Northolt Branch Observatories): NBO statement
  • Sormano Astronomical Observatory: Sormano statement

Readers will note a broad range of expertise among the signatories, from amateur astronomers providing follow-up astrometry of NEOs through space agencies. We suggest interested parties give the Statement of Intent a look, and contact us if you are currently participating in NEO-related activities and interested in signing.

How to Join IAWN

As the list of IAWN Signatories (above) grows, we would like to provide a bit of information for other groups wishing to apply. First, please study the charter and Statement of Intent.

Then, if you feel your group falls within the roles described here, to apply to IAWN, please:

  1. Provide a signed PDF (scanned, emailed copy is fine) indicating you understand your roles and responsibilities according to the Statement of Intent.
  2. In the same PDF, briefly describe your facility, personnel, and capabilities as they apply to IAWN.

Please note a half page to a full page is completely fine for our purposes. Please see the statements of various IAWN members (above). These can serve as models or templates for your application materials.

Your packet will be voted upon by the IAWN Steering Committee.