Galaxy Zoo visits EIU MSNS Students August 13, 2009Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Galaxy.
Tags: EIU, Galaxy, Galaxy Zoo, Green Pea Galaxies, Hanny's Voorwerp
If you are looking to become a citizen scientist there is no better way than a to go the Galaxy Zoo web site and become a “zooite”. My graduate level Astronomy for Teachers class was lucky enough to have an introduction to the project from one of the Galaxy Zoo researchers Georgia Bracey.
More than 150,000 people have taken part in Galaxy Zoo so far, producing a wealth of valuable data and sending telescopes on Earth and in space chasing after their discoveries. Zoo 2 focuses on the nearest, brightest and most beautiful galaxies. The newest project added is the HUNT FOR SUPERNOVAE . If your lucky , you could also be one of the people to be to discover whole new classes of objects like “Hanny’s Voorwerp” or the “Green Peas Galaxies”