NASA needs your help! You can collaborate with professional scientists, conduct cutting-edge science, and make real discoveries.  A science degree is not required, just a passion for understanding the natural world. Here, you can read news about NASA-funded citizen science projects, new discoveries, and opportunities to get involved. For more information on current citizen science projects.


Space Experiments
Jan 11, 2023
¿Te interesa ayudar a la NASA a alimentar a los astronautas de la Estación Espacial Internacional? ¡Únete al equipo de Growing Beyond Earth®!
Photo on left: scientist working with plants in a pink-lit grow box; photo on right: scientist smiling for camera and working with plants at a pink-lit grow box
Jan 11, 2023
The Exoplanet Watch project invites you to use your smartphone or personal telescope to help track worlds outside our solar system.
A photograph shows a desert butte in front of a night sky glittering with stars. The band of the Milky Way crosses the sky diagonally. It looks like a glowing cloud filled with dust and stars above the desert landscape.
Jan 6, 2023
Become a Dark Energy Explorer, help map the distant universe and figure out what makes it expand faster and faster! Dark energy makes the whole universe expand faster and faster! But what causes this spectacular process? Join NASA’s newest citizen science project, Dark Energy Explorers, and help... Read More
Dec 19, 2022
Now you can learn more about how Remote Sensing and Citizen Science go together at an online introductory webinar series provided by NASA’s Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET).
Satellite image of United States with text overlaying: ARSET Introductory Webinar: Connecting Citizen Science with Remote Sensing. Jan 24-31.
Universe, Exoplanets
Dec 13, 2022
Jupiter-like planets play important roles in arranging planetary systems, and can influence the abilities of planets to host life. But detecting them requires coordinated observations across multiple hours or days by astronomers worldwide. That’s why out of the more than 5,200... Read More
Square image with a bright orange sun in the upper right corner, the earth in the lower left corner with 3 telescopes floating around it and the title reads UNITE Unistellar Network Investigating TESS Exoplanets
Solar System
Nov 28, 2022
NASA’s Juno mission completed its 38th close flyby of Jupiter. As the spacecraft sped low over the giant planet’s cloud tops, its JunoCam instrument captured this look at two of Jupiter’s largest moons.
Photo of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter
Solar System, Mars
Oct 31, 2022
The forecast for the Cloudspotting on Mars project is cloudy. And that’s a good thing! The Cloudspotting on Mars citizen science project has received additional funding from NASA’s Mars Data Analysis Program to search for clouds in more Mars data. 
Image of clouds in the Mars atmosphere
Earth, Sky Watching, Citizen Science
Oct 26, 2022
A flash of lightning, and then – something else. High above the storm, a crimson figure blinks in and out of existence. If you saw it, you are a lucky witness of a sprite, one of the least-understood electrical phenomena in Earth’s upper atmosphere. But if you caught it on camera, your photo could... Read More
Red sprites formed above thunderstorms in the southeast Aegean Sea, as captured from the eastern suburbs of Athens, Greece on December 4, 2021.
Citizen Science
Oct 6, 2022
If you’ve been following the James Webb Space Telescope, there’s a decent chance you’ve already been admiring the spectacular images processed by NASA citizen scientist Judy Schmidt.
Photo of a smiling woman holding a smiling toddler, a computer screen displaying James Webb Space Telescope imagery is in the background.
Citizen Science
Oct 4, 2022
Participate in the NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge from Oct 11-Nov 11, 2022!  Join us on Oct. 11 for a kick-off webinar! 
Graphic illustration of a pine tree and a sunset