Investigating the most ancient asteroids

Ancient Asteroids is an international observing campaign that aims towards the characterization of asteroids, which are members of the most ancient and dispersed collisional asteroid families in the Main Belt of our Solar System.

The project was initiated in 2020 at the University of Athens Observatory (UOAO) in Athens, Greece by Dr. Kosmas Gazeas, in collaboration with the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur (OCA) in Nice, France, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece, the Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, the Lowell Observatory in Arizona, United States, and the BSA Observatory in Savigliano, Italy.

Contact the team

Any questions, queries or other communication, related to the Ancient Asteroids project, should be addressed to:

Kosmas Gazeas
PI and Scientific Coordinator, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,


Dimitrios Athanasopoulos
PhD candidate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

The email should have the title: "Ancient Asteroids", otherwise it will be omitted.


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