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

Two RASA telescopes on mpunt inside observatory.

Two of the four RASA telescopes installed.
Courtesy: Alain Maury

The MAP NEO Discovery Project

(Mar 2022) In the last year or so, several new NEO discovery programs have begun observations around the world. One of these is the MAP project based in Chile (Observatory Code W94), and a recent addition to IAWN.
Read More: The MAP NEO Discovery Project

Close Approaches

Asteriod designation: 2022 JM2
Discovery station: Mt. Lemmon Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2022 05 06.77
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.4
Discovery announcement
Latest orbit & observations

Close Approach List

Multi-Opp. CAs