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Citizen Science and Astronomy at Home

E23ea2b82db9fc04e4c8161cdaf099a1?s=47 Robert Simpson
February 08, 2014

Citizen Science and Astronomy at Home

How astronomy is part of a movement to engage the wider public in science. I am part of a team that build crowdsourced science websites, asking for volunteers to help analyse datasets that are too big for researchers.

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Robert Simpson

February 08, 2014
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  1. 1 . F I N D D A R K

    N E S S 2 . L O O K U P H O W T O B E A N A S T R O N O M E R : D R R O B E R T S I M P S O N
  2. 1 . F I N D D A R K

    N E S S 2 . L O O K U P 3 . G O O N L I N E H O W T O B E A N A S T R O N O M E R : D R R O B E R T S I M P S O N
  3. o r b i t i n g f ro

    g . c o m / a c e D R R O B E R T S I M P S O N
  4. Kevin Schawinski

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  8. Classifications per Hour 0 10,000 20,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000

    70,000 Hours Since Launch 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47
  9. Galaxy Zoo: help astronomers classify galaxies 400,000 volunteers galaxyzoo.org classifications

    200m
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  15. 980k worldwide 20 projects

  16. years 50

  17. papers 60 zooniverse.org/publications

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  19. The Milky Way Project: measure and map our galaxy in

    infrared 40,000 volunteers milkywayproject.org drawings 3,000,000
  20. milkywayproject.org

  21. Planet Hunters: finding exoplanets in NASA Kepler data 250,000 volunteers

    planethunters.org transits 20,000,000
  22. planethunters.org

  23. Snapshot Serengeti: identify and describe animals in Serengeti National Park

    23,000 volunteers snapshotserengeti.org classifications 10,000,000
  24. snapshotserengeti.org

  25. Operation War Diary: Tagging soldiers’ diaries from WW1 for places,

    names and activities. Reconstructing events from scanned documents 10,000 volunteers operationwardiary.org transcriptions 200,000
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  27. Old Weather: transcribe the logs of WW1 vessels as they

    travel the globe, collecting valuable climate data 25,000 volunteers oldweather.org pages 1,000,000
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  36. 200 billion hours a year Spent watching TV by US

    adults 100 million hours total to create Wikipedia Inspiration: David McCandless (Goggle Boxes, July 2010), Data: Clay Shirky (‘Cognitive Surplus’, 2010)
  37. 16 years Every Hour

  38. Serendipity

  39. Cardamone)et)al.)2009,)arXiv)0907.4155 zooniverse.org/publications

  40. zooniverse.org/publications

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  42. zooniverse.org/publications

  43. HMS Africa Sick List 1918 0 125 250 375 500

    0 50 100 150 200 Aug Sep Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov
  44. Serendipity ...in the Zooniverse

  45. Serendipity ...in the Zooniverse

  46. Rise of the Machines

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  51. Celestron SkyMaster 25x70 Binoculars AstroMaster 130EQ Telescope

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  53. “Solar System” for the iPad

  54. zooniverse.org

  55. o r b i t i n g f ro

    g . c o m / a c e D R R O B E R T S I M P S O N
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    g . c o m / a c e ! S u i t c a s e s 1 9 : 0 0 D i n n e r 2 0 : 3 0 Tro m s ø 2 3 : 4 5 D R R O B E R T S I M P S O N