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By StarStryder on June 20, 2019 in

[Editors note: Today, our own Dr. Pamela Gay is giving a presentation at a meeting on citizen science in Tucson, Arizona. Where possible, she’ll be live streaming from the meeting. Here is her planned talk.] This talk is a story of doing citizen science, discovering the power of coupling with edutainment, and of trusting ourselves, […]

By StarStryder on May 23, 2019 in

Over on the CosmoQuest Discord, I’ve been answering some questions about our software, and I wanted to explain what’s going on in more detail. This post is geared at the tech heads among you, and it’s a bit of a “history of the making of”, and a bit “how the sausage is made.” Right now, […]

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Yesterday we launched a new project on CosmoQuest: Bennu Mappers! http://Bennu.cosmoquest.org]  It’s been 3 years in the making and we are so pleased to finally share it with you. In 2015, I was asked if CosmoQuest could lay out a plan to help OSIRIS-REx select a rock it could safely bring home. Of course I […]

By StarStryder on January 9, 2018 in

This is the second in a series of three posters that we’re presenting today at the AAS meeting in Washington, D.C. Abstract CosmoQuest is a virtual research facility focused on engaging people – citizen scientists – from across the world in authentic research projects designed to enhance our knowledge of the cosmos around us. Using […]

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This is the last in a series of three posters that we’re presenting today at the AAS meeting in Washington, D.C. Abstract The CosmoQuest Virtual Research Facility provides a place for scientists to recruit people to aid in their science projects via citizen science. Just as students need training to be effective researchers, so do […]