CosmoQuest FAQ

CosmoQuest has developed it’s own software for enabling citizen science under the programming leadership of Cory Lehan. This software allows images, sets of images, and videos to have metadata and annotations added through both drawing tools and questions that can accompany images. For doing science, CSB is a straight-forward way of accomplishing tasks needed by our science teams. On the back end, it let’s our project staff do all the statistical tasks needed to track our progress and transform the work of our community into data ready for analysis and eventual publication.

Each citizen science project in CSB has an associated tutorial, comparison images that we use to track how our community’s efforts compare to those of collaborating scientists, and information about the goals of the science project.

We have lesson plans, al a carte activities, and even multi-week curricula available for teachers, and we have are creating videos, forums, and training events to help educators effectively use these materials. Most of our content is designed for students ages 10 and up, is standards aligned, and can be adapted for use in classrooms and in out-of-school programs.

We know a lot of people learn a love of astronomy under the planetarium dome or while standing in front of giant Science on the Sphere (TM) installations. CosmoQuest’s Projected Science provides free content rendered for these not-flat projection systems. Content includes: stock images, stock videos, and even some shows. Everything is released under Creative Commons.

The 365 Days of Astronomy podcast launched in 2009 as part of the International Year of Astronomy. This community podcast continues to bring you day after day of content across the years. In 2013, we evolved to add video, and in 2015 we joined the International Year of Light. Want to be part of our future? Email to learn how!