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How to Apply & Requirements


Please note that applications to the 2012 Find an Asteroid Campaign are now closed.

In order to apply for the SGAC Search Campaign, you and the other members of your team need to be a SGAC Member. If you are not a member yet, sign up here (it’s easy and free).

Teams can be made up of a minimum of three and a maximum of five individuals.

There are no constraints on the composition of your team. You can be located in the same city, same country or spread around the globe. It is important though that you are able to collaborate with each other via the internet during the campaign to share your findings with your team members and to prepare the MPC report.

Please keep in mind the following:

The Search Campaign will last for five weeks (14 August - 18 September, 2012). Make sure that during that time frame you have enough free time to participate in the search and you will need a reliable high speed internet access.

After your team has been selected, you are to provide a name for your team which will be your official team name during the campaign (be creative) and you are to make sure the MPC report is send on time (e.g., by nominating a team lead and backup). It is also important to have a communications plan for your team in place, especially if you are not located in the same city. This is to ensure that you know how you will share information with your teammates, (e.g. Skype, Facebook, etc.).

Before the campaign you will have the opportunity to practice the whole process, so do not worry if you think you are not ready yet.

After the Search Campaign you will be asked to provide a short report and present your experience with the search campaign at your local school (optional).

In case you have any other questions, have a look at the FAQs or send an email to: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

Fill out the application form by Friday, June 1, 2012 (23:59 GMT).

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