Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership to monitor wildlife year-round, using a statewide network of trail cameras. Citizen scientists help discover wildlife by classifying images captured on trail cameras. The project provides data needed for wildlife management decision support at the Wisconsin... Read More
NASA citizen science can be a great teaching tool, especially during times like these when it’s difficult to run in-person experiments.
Dr. Stephany Taylor, Assistant Professor of Physics at Shaw University uses NASA’s Floating Forests citizen science project in her introductory science classes to... Read More
NASA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Citizen Science received a shout out from Chief Scientist, Dr. Jim Green.
Help NASA find exoplanets, worlds beyond our solar system, through a newly launched website called Planet Patrol. This citizen science platform allows members of the public to collaborate with professional astronomers as they sort through a stockpile of star-studded images collected by NASA’s... Read More
Solar System, Planets of Our Solar System
Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt made this composite image using data obtained by the JunoCam instrument during four of the Juno spacecraft’s close passes by Jupiter. The greatly exaggerated color is partially a result of combining many individual images to create this view.
We’ve never met some of the Sun’s closest neighbors until now. In a new study, astronomers report the discovery of 95 objects known as brown dwarfs, many within a few dozen light-years of the Sun. They’re well outside the solar system, so don’t experience heat from the Sun, but still inhabit a... Read More
The Catalina Sky Survey has been collecting images of the night sky for over twenty years. Today you’ll have the chance of a lifetime---the chance to find a new TNO.
Researchers on the NASA-funded Community Snow Observations (CSO) project recently found a new way to use data from citizen scientists. This project asks volunteer to measure the depth of the snow in mountain environments and uses those data to improve snowpack models.
Comments on the draft text for ROSES-2020 Amendment 39 releases for community comment draft text for E.9 Citizen Science Seed Funding Program are due July 30, 2020.
NASA and Zooniverse will work together to engage participants in projects that span the wide range of NASA’s science divisions: astrophysics, heliophysics, planetary science, and earth science.
Citizen science efforts are frequently used to groundtruth or analyze remotely collected data, with impressive results in fields as diverse as archeology to climatology. On the flip side, citizen scientists have amassed impressive data sets of observations. These data sets may hold heretofore... Read More
Comet NEOWISE is visible in an aurora-filled sky in this photo by Aurorasaurus Ambassador Donna Lach. The photo was taken early on July 14, 2020, in western Manitoba, Canada. The purple ribbon-like structure to the left is STEVE, an aurora-related phenomenon discovered with the help of citizen... Read More
You can assist scientists in figuring out the mysteries of planet formation. Disk Detective is a collaboration between professional scientists and members of the public.
With the help of citizen scientists, astronomers have discovered two highly unusual brown dwarfs, balls of gas that are not massive enough to power themselves the way stars do.