CosmoQuest was started by a group of like-minded people, who want to build a community where scientists, programmers, and citizens can work collaboratively to do science and learn about our universe together.
Like other citizen science projects, we want to tap into the amazing potential of crowd-sourcing --- that's YOU! But, we also want to give something back in return; the opportunity to learn.
Learning will be the main focus of CosmoQuest; learning by the scientists, learning by the programmers, learning by you... learning collectively about the universe through the research we do together. We encourage collaboration and cross fertilization of ideas between the various research components that make up CosmoQuest, be it Moon Mappers, Saturn Investigators, or anything else this community decides to pursue. Our programmers are keen to find out how best to maximize our science, be it a new widget, a faster interface, or a bold new project. And, we hope that you are looking to learn as much as you can about our universe. To help you, we promise to provide as many learning opportunities as possible, including tutorials, educational programs, and eventually free on-line classes. We have even partnered with NASA to make sure you get the most exciting and up -to-date data to look at. See our About Us page for more details on what's to come.
We hope you join us for this ride. It promises to be an exciting one.