Category | Mars Mappers

By Susie Murph on October 5, 2017 in

As everyone reading this here undoubtedly knows, CosmoQuest hosts numerous Citizen Science projects that range from marking craters to identifying places on Earth using photos taken from the ISS. What you may not realize is that we are closely affiliated with another ongoing citizen science research project, SciStarter. We would like to encourage all of […]

By Nancy Graziano on May 11, 2017 in

SciStarter today announced its latest Citizen Science promotional campaign – SPACE. We at CosmoQuest are honored to have four of our cornerstone projects, Mercury Mappers, Mars Mappers, Vesta Mappers, and Moon Mappers, featured as part this campaign. SciStarter, whose motto is Science we can do together, is a user-friendly, online database of formal and informal […]

By Susie Murph on November 18, 2016 in

The ExoMars orbiter is preparing to make its first scientific observations at Mars during two orbits of the planet starting next week. The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), a joint endeavor between ESA and Roscosmos, arrived at Mars on 19 October. It entered orbit, as planned, on a highly elliptical path. The main science mission will […]

By whitneycobb on November 3, 2016 in

(This is a guest post from Whitney Cobb of CosmoQuest partner McREL International, and head of professional development for teachers for CosmoQuest) In October, teachers representing every Guam Department of Education (DOE) K-12 school traveled through our solar system, becoming citizen scientists, contributing to real science research, and investigating innovative NASA engineering and science activities […]

By Susie Murph on June 1, 2016 in

CosmoQuest team members Suzanne Gurton, Brian Kruse, Theresa Summer, Rachel Freed and Pablo Nelson of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific had a great crowd while testing the new CosmoQuest citizen science demonstration “The Hole Story” at the May 14, 2016 “Astronomy Day” event at the California Academy of Sciences. Over 100 people, mostly families, […]