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Citizen science project for Astronomy 1 Mac 2010

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizen_science
Citizen science is a term used for projects or ongoing program of scientific work in which individual volunteers or networks of volunteers, many of whom may have no specific scientific training, perform or manage research-related tasks such as observation, measurement or computation.

  • Galaxy Zoo
    http://galaxyzoo.org/
    The original Zooniverse project. Help astronomers figure out how galaxies form and evolve by classifying their shape.
  • Solar Stormwatch (new) [1]
    http://solarstormwatch.com/
    Help spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way. And you could make a new scientific discovery.

[1] Space scientists want you to spot and track solar storms
by Michael Cooney, Layer 8, NetworkWorld
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/57864

Space scientists at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich have started up a crowd sourcing project that lets anyone with a PC spot and track solar storms. The project, known as Solar Stormwatch uses real data from NASA’s STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory)satellites, which are currently in orbit around the Sun and provide researchers with constant details about activities on the Sun’s surface. NASA’S STEREO satellites — one ahead of Earth in its orbit, the other trailing behind – were launched in 2006 and trace the flow of energy and matter from the Sun to Earth.

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