Since 1990 we have operated a program in which all plates and films exposed at the 1.2 m U.K. Schmidt Telescope (UKST) are searched for suspicious trails that may represent fast-moving (Earth-approaching) objects. When a possible near-Earth asteroid is discovered, we obtain follow-up astrometric positions using photography on either the UKST (if the object is faint) or the 0.5 m Uppsala Southern Schmidt at the same site. Further astrometric positions, once a reasonable ephemeris is available, are obtained with a large-format CCD on the 40 inch telescope of the Siding Spring Observatory (SSO).
In the near term we plan to extend our use of the UKST making use of time near bright-of-moon when the telescope is currently underused. We will conduct photographic searching by taking dedicated films in pairs of 5-10 minutes exposure, with 30-60 minutes gaps between. These will then be inspected using electronically blinked video cameras to scan the films and look for objects that have moved between the exposures. We believe that we can better than triple our current discovery rate (which is about 8-10 near-Earth asteroids per year) in this way.
In the longer term clearly the installation of a mosaic of CCDs covering some reasonable fraction of the UKST focal surface is a desideratum, and this is under consideration.