::Siding Spring Survey


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{{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} The Siding Spring Survey (SSS) is a near-Earth object search program that uses the 0.5 metres Uppsala Schmidt Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory, New South Wales, Australia. It is the southern hemisphere counterpart of the Catalina Sky Survey (CSS) located in the Santa Catalina Mountains on Mount Bigelow, near Tucson, Arizona, USA. The survey is the only professional search for dangerous asteroids being made in the Southern Hemisphere.

SSS is jointly operated by the University of Arizona and the Australian National University, with funding from NASA. SSS (IAU observatory code E12) is located at Siding Spring Observatory (IAU observatory code 413) at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:31.3|S|149.1|E|type:landmark_region:AU|||| | |name= }}, approximately 400 km north west of Sydney at an altitude of about 1150 m.

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