About CosmoQuest

CosmoQuest was founded in 2012 as a place where people can come together and work on NASA science projects, learn the same science we teach our students, and collaborate with scientists in meaningful ways that advance our understanding of the universe. 

The science you have the chance to help with is being developed by scientists all over the world. We are partnering directly with NASA missions to develop citizen science projects that help expand what science they can accomplish. We’re working with scientists from Mercury MESSENGER, the Dawn Mission, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the International Space Station to build a series of projects that map the surfaces of rocky worlds (including Earth!) and explore the atmospheres of planets and small bodies the solar system over.

You don’t have to be a genius with a PhD to do science. We provide tutorials with every project that will teach you everything you need to know to contribute. We also offer a variety of educational programs so that you can learn as much as you want about the science you’re aiding. We also want teachers and amateurs doing EPO to receive the professional development they need to use CosmoQuest to teach astronomy to students and the public.

CosmoQuest is a place to do, to learn, and to collaborate.

Where would you like to explore today?

Want to learn more about CosmoQuest? You can read our origin story here, or check out this information about our citizen science projects.