Highlights

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.

 

Sun, Earth’s Space Environment, Earth
Mar 22, 2022
Sometimes the electrons in the upper atmosphere clump up and form giant waves larger than Texas that zip around the Earth faster than a jet plane! A team of researchers from the NASA/NSF-supported Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) led by Nathaniel Frissell at The University of... Read More
Colorful image representing the distance that amateur radio operators can communicate and how that changes over time. Red dots represent a wave-like pattern.
Citizen Science
Mar 2, 2022
Come join HamSCI, the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation, at its fifth annual workshop! March 18-19, 2022 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. HamSCI is a community of amateur radio operators working together to advance science—now a member of the NASA citizen science... Read More
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Universe, Exoplanets
Mar 2, 2022
Do you want to help discover new planets? How about having your name included on a scientific publication?
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Universe
Feb 1, 2022
Lead author Tarun Kota, a student at Eastview high school.  (Credit: Tanisha Kota)
Photo of a high school student wearing a bright blue tshirt standing next to a large telescope.
Solar System
Jan 20, 2022
Tom Jacobs of Bellevue, Washington, loves treasure hunts. Since 2010, the former U.S. naval officer has participated in online volunteer projects that allow anyone who is interested — “citizen scientists” — to look through NASA telescope data for signs of exoplanets, planets beyond our solar system...
Illustration of Jupiter
Sun
Dec 7, 2021
Solar jets are bursts of plasma coming off the Sun. Studying solar jets contributes to better understanding of our closest star, the Sun, and how its energy impacts conditions on Earth.
Image of orange sun with magnifying glass and the title Solar Jet Hunter
Universe, Solar System, Sun, Space Experiments
Nov 24, 2021
Are you interested in starting your own citizen science project?  NASA's Citizen Science Seed Funding Program can help!  
Image of a colorful blues and dark browns nebula with stars.
Nov 15, 2021
Have you ever noticed snow falling when the air temperature is above freezing? Your eyes aren’t deceiving you! Temperatures near freezing can bring rain or snow, posing a real challenge for water managers who need to know how much precipitation falls as what type. More accurately predicting rain vs... Read More
Citizen Science Project: Mountain Rain or Snow
Citizen Science
Oct 5, 2021
This season’s theme is Co-creating a NASA Citizen Science Data Prime. The events in this series are designed to leverage internal and external NASA knowledge to co-create a quick reference list of the data issues to consider and some of the best practices and resources that can inform... Read More
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Solar System
Aug 31, 2021
“With the generous help of Citizen Scientists we hope to quadruple the number of known active asteroids and encourage study of an ambiguous population of solar system objects, knowledge of which is currently hampered due to a very small sample size.”
Screen shot of the Active Asteroids website