Our Mission

IAWN was established (2013) as a result of the UN-endorsed recommendations for an international response to a potential NEO impact threat, 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

Observers Twitter feed

Tweets from some of our observing signatories and other active asteroid observers.

Signatories Twitter feed

Tweets from some of our institutional signatories (may have non-asteroid news as well).

Latest from IAWN

view of telescope from below with blue sky behind

Celestron Edge 14 with Hyperstar
Courtesy: Randy Flynn

Squirrel Valley Obs

(Jun 2022) ... is a privately owned roll-off-roof observatory located in the foothills of western North Carolina. The small observatory is the culmination of a life long dream...
Read More: Squirrel Valley Obs.

Close Approaches

Asteriod designation: 2022 OR1
Discovery station: Pan-STARRS 2, Haleakala
Close approach date (UTC): 2022 07 15.76
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.91
Discovery announcement
Latest orbit & observations

Close Approach List

Multi-Opp. CAs