Polish secondary school students from Szczecin and Warsaw have discovered two new asteroids in images that were provided for them within the framework of the "International Asteroid Search Campaign." The discoveries follow a series of successes of young amateur astronomers conducting research in their schools under the supervision of their physics teachers.

Polish students discovered the new objects during the ongoing edition of the "International Asteroid Search Campaign". One of asteroids was discovered by students from the Tadeusz Czacki Secondary School in Warsaw, working under the supervision of Ms. Barbara Dłużewska, a physics teacher. The second object was spotted by students from the Secondary School No. 13 in Szczecin, Mr. Tomasz Skowron being their supervisor. The objects were designated K07T00Z and K07T04Y respectively.

The Campaign has so far resulted in discoveries of eleven such objects. The discoverers were from Germany, Morocco and the United States, among other countries. All the discoveries were confirmed on Thursday, 11 October, by the IASC programme coordinator, Patric Miller of the Holland School of Sciences & Mathematics, Texas. The results obtained, inter alia, by Polish students, have been forwarded to the Minor Planet Center, headquartered at Harvard University, which gathers data concerning small Solar System bodies for the International Astronomical Union.

Polish students already discovered six planetoids in the first half of 2007. At that time among many other discoverers were students from the Secondary School No. 10 of Professor Stefan Banach Complex of Schools in Toruń, who worked under the supervision of Mr. Bogdan Sobczuk.

The schools from Toruń, Szczecin and Warsaw participate in the IASC campaign within the framework of EU-HOU programme. The schools joined the programme following an initiative by the late Professor Bohdan Paczyński, who - alongside Professor Lech Mankiewicz of the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Professor Grzegorz Wrochna of the Institute for Nuclear Studies in Świerk created a computer program that utilizes webcams for astronomical observations. Developed for school use, the program has contributed to the introduction of new methods of teaching in sciences, including the use of remotely-controlled telescopes or radiotelescopes.