A scan of of what’s happening with the space related citizen science projects at Zooniverse:
- Galaxy Zoo – To understand how galaxies formed participants help to classify them according to their shapes.
- Next GZ Hangout: Thursday, May 9th, 15:00 GMT – with special guests! – Galaxy Zoo – there is a regular Google hangout where participants can hear about and discuss the project.
- How to Translate Galaxy Zoo | Galaxy Zoo – “now possible for anyone to translate the Galaxy Zoo website into their own language”
- The Milky Way Project – Look for bubbles and other unusual features in the Milky Way
- The Milky Way Project | Talk – participants discuss latest objects of interest
- Moon Zoo – classification of features on the lunar surface
- 3,553,346 images classified to date by 20,627 users
- Thank you Moon Zoo! – Moon Zoo – “to date, around 8.5 million craters in total have been marked by MoonZoo citizen scientists , with around 670,000 (~8%) relating to the [Apollo 17] region”
- Planet Four – examination of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to identify and measure features on the surface of Mars
70,670 participants worldwide, 3,772,479 MRO images classified
- Brand New Images – Year 1 Data – Planet Four Blog – more MRO images added.
- Planet Hunters – look for exoplanets in Kepler space observatory data
- Planet Hunters | Talk – discussions of latest candidate signals
- SpaceWarps – look for gravitational lenses (see earlier post).
Update May.9.13: Here is a report by Katy Maloney about a recent Zooniverse workshop held n Chicago at the Adler Planetarium :