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Zooniverse - Phenomenal Citizens Science Project

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About the Zooniverse here :

The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects
are here
but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.

The Zooniverse and the suite of projects it contains is produced, maintained and developed by the
Citizen Science Alliance
. The
member institutions
of the CSA work with many academic and other partners around the world to produce projects that use the efforts and ability of volunteers to help scientists and researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.

The Zooniverse began with a single project,
Galaxy Zoo
, which was launched in July 2007. The Galaxy Zoo team had expected a fairly quiet life, but were overwhelmed and overawed by the response to the project. Once they'd recovered from their server buckling under the strain, they set about planning the future!

Galaxy Zoo was important because not only was it incredibly popular, but it produced many unique scientific results, ranging from individual, serendipitous discoveries to those using classifications that depend on the input of everyone who's visited the site. This commitment to producing real research - so that you know that we're not wasting your time - is at the heart of everything we do.

Enjoy!

Adam

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