Citizen Scientist Movements You Can Contribute to Through Zooniverse

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Add to Scientific Research Projects as a Citizen Scientist!

There are thousands of brilliant scientists with PhDs and decades of experience who are on the cutting edge of science and technology. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all do our part in pushing the field of science further, and thankfully Zooniverse makes this easier (and more fun) than ever! Zooniverse is online collection of scientific projects that everyday citizens – also known as citizen scientists – can take part in.

 

There are numerous different ongoing experiments that require the eyes, ears, and minds of the masses. Want to join the fight against antibiotic resistance? Or perhaps you want to further research of penguins and their environment? You can even help astronomers find ripples in the very fabric of spacetime! These and even more fantastic projects are taking place right now, and they need YOU to become a citizen scientist to help out!

 

Check out the main Zooniverse website to explore all the options for citizen scientists or scroll down to check out three projects we think could use your help.

Notes from Nature 

This project allows you to explore the hand-written notes of historical botanists. Help modernize and digitize the important work that scientists from hundreds of years ago embarked on.

 

Galaxy Zoo 

There are hundreds of billions of galaxies in our observable universe, waaaay too many for astronomers to classify on their own. This is where you come in! Analyze actual photos of distant galaxies that few humans have ever seen, and help us to better understand our universe in the process.

 

Power to the People 

Close to 1 billion people live without electricity worldwide but fixing this has proven to be an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. The only way to solve this problem is to train an AI to identify homes in rural areas but training such a complex algorithm requires the help of hundreds of people... people like you!

 

We hope you enjoy these citizen scientist projects. Thank you for making a difference and furthering scientific research!

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