Wicked High Tides: Citizen Scientists Plan for Sea-Level Rise

Wicked high tides, also known as king tides or astronomical high tides, are a natural phenomenon that occur several times a year in certain areas around the globe. In the Boston area, these events usually happen in March and October. This is when there is a full or new moon, and the Earth, Sun and … Read more “Wicked High Tides: Citizen Scientists Plan for Sea-Level Rise”

Categories: Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Environment

Transparent, AI-powered algorithms match volunteers to citizen science opportunities

On SciStarter, personalized, recommended projects now include explanations to describe how projects are matched to logged in users. Through SciStarter, millions of people participate in thousands of citizen science projects that engage the public to help crowdsource answers to research questions. Finding the right project for you among thousands of options can be like finding … Read more “Transparent, AI-powered algorithms match volunteers to citizen science opportunities”

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Uncovering the Secrets of the Egyptian Geniza With Citizen Science

For nearly a thousand years, Jews at the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Old Cairo stored their worn-out, torn, or otherwise unusable manuscript fragments — everything from biblical texts to business ledgers, Talmudic commentaries to children’s writing exercises — in the geniza, or storage room. During the nineteenth century, the archive was excavated by British academics … Read more “Uncovering the Secrets of the Egyptian Geniza With Citizen Science”

Categories: Citizen Science, Other, Project Profile

NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky

  On Saturday, May 22, NASA scientists will walk amateur astronomers through how they can use their telescopes to get involved with real science. Studying the entire night sky is no small task. Even with a host of telescopes and satellites, astronomers can’t watch every piece of the sky all the time. But scientists want … Read more “NASA is Unleashing Amateur Astronomers to Help Study the Night Sky”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

How Citizen Scientists Are Finding Exoplanets with NASA’s TESS Spacecraft

NASA is recruiting citizen science volunteers to help astronomers discover exoplanets hidden in observations from one of its space telescopes. A pair of citizen science projects, Planet Hunters TESS and Planet Patrol, are asking users to help sort through images from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and separate out potential exoplanet signals from those of planet … Read more “How Citizen Scientists Are Finding Exoplanets with NASA’s TESS Spacecraft”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Explore NASA Citizen Science at the First-Ever CitSciCon

SciStarter has partnered with NASA and the Citizen Science Association for the first-ever CitSciCon on May 21 – 22. This fun event features dozens of great NASA citizen science projects across 12 free online sessions with different themes, from exoplanets to ocean exploration. NASA project leaders will talk about their research and show you how … Read more “Explore NASA Citizen Science at the First-Ever CitSciCon”

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4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom

Across the country, many kids have recently gone back to school for the first time since the pandemic started, even as a host of others are still learning at home. As we look for ways to get back into hands-on learning, citizen science offers ready-made projects for kids and adults alike.  These science experiments and … Read more “4 NASA Citizen Science Projects to do in the Classroom”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

5 Citizen Science Projects To Celebrate Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! You deserve some time off. So forward this to your kids so they can make their mama proud by joining citizen science projects in your honor! And don’t forget to add projects you love to your Project Dashboard. Memory Training Study For many people, our first memories are of our mothers. The … Read more “5 Citizen Science Projects To Celebrate Mother’s Day”

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Online Training: Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science

With support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter, a popular citizen science platform, assembled a team with expertise in instructional design, education, libraries, inclusive practices, digital design, micro accreditation, and, of course, citizen science to produce a free series of self-guided tutorials, trainings, and accompanying modules to help people from all walks of life … Read more “Online Training: Libraries as Community Hubs for Citizen Science”

Categories: Library