Our mission is to develop techniques
and perform observations to discover, characterize, and monitor near Earth
objects (NEOs) which may potentially impact the Earth.
The Near Earth Object Foundation plans to eventually have a thousand NEO observatories around the world collectively dubbed the k-SkyWatch Survey, a program to survey the Earth’s sky for near Earth objects (NEOs), such as asteroids and short and long period comets whose orbits cross the orbit of the Earth. These NEOs have a potential of catastrophically colliding with the Earth, resulting in possible severe devastation and widespread species extinction.
The first of these observatories, The Sir Arthur C. Clarke NEO Observatory, will include among it's goals not only observational astronomy, but the advancement of observational technology and the education of those who in the future will carry on our mission.