Citizen Science

Hearing the Early Universe’s Scream: Sloan Survey Announces New Findings

Imagine a single mission that would allow you to explore the Milky Way and beyond, investigating cosmic chemistry, hunting planets, mapping galactic…

7 years ago

Calling All Volunteers to Help Digitize Astronomical History

An old brick building on Harvard’s Observatory Hill is overflowing with rows of dark green cabinets — each one filled…

8 years ago

Contact With 36-Year Old Spacecraft Results in Dancing, Hugs. Now Comes Even Bigger Challenge

What is it like to make contact with a 36-year old dormant spacecraft? “The intellectual side of you systematically goes…

8 years ago

Want to Measure the Distance to the Moon Yourself? Now You Can!

Astronomy is a discipline pursued at a distance. And yet, actually measuring that last word — distance — can be…

8 years ago

Zooniverse Reaches One Million Volunteers

Zooniverse — the renowned home of citizen science projects — is now one million strong. That’s one million registered volunteers…

8 years ago

App Review: Earth or Not Earth

The folks at Cosmoquest have released a cool new citizen science app for Android! "Earth or Not Earth" allows players…

9 years ago

Watch Live Webcast: Space Warps

Want to join the hunt for new galaxies? During a special G+ Hangout today, June 5, a team of astronomers…

9 years ago

Soviet Lander Spotted by Mars Orbiter

On May 28, 1971, the Soviet Union launched the Mars 3 mission which, like its previously-launched and ill-fated sibling Mars…

9 years ago

How To Crowdsource Astronomy Without People Messing It Up

Maybe it's because Jurassic Park is in theaters again, but we at Universe Today sometimes worry about how one person…

9 years ago

Wanted: Asteroid Mappers to Help Scientists Delve Through Data from Dawn

Many types of craters are captured in this panorama of recent Dawn images. Credit: NASA There’s a new citizen science…

10 years ago