Astro Zoo

Astro Zoo: Citizen Science and Crowd Sourced Astronomy

~by Matthew West

Zoo Universe

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects
• Clearing house of various citizen science projects
• Hubble, Kepler, Spitzer, and more
• Moon, Mars, Asteroids, Solar Storms, Sun Spots, Transits, Planetary Disks, Jets

Galaxy Zoo

http://www.galaxyzoo.org
Classify Galaxies according to their shapes.
Assist astronomers to understand how the galaxies we see around us formed, and what theirstories reveal about the past, present and future of the Universe.
Images from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)

Radio Galaxy Zoo

http://radio.galaxyzoo.org
• Search for Erupting Black Holes!
• Find jets and match them to the host galaxy.
• Discover supermassive black holes observed by:
• KG Jansky Very Large Array (NRAO)
• Australia Telescope Compact Array (CSIRO)

Moon Zoo

http://www.moonzoo.org
• Identify craters and create maps, find boulders
• Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
• Great video tutorials and tools

Planet Hunters

http://www.planethunters.org
• Find planets around other stars
• Kepler light curve data

Agent Exoplanet

http://lcogt.net/agentexoplanet/
• Study images of known exoplanets
• Measure the brightness of stars as exoplanets transit

Cosmo Quest

http://cosmoquest.org/projects/moon_mappers/
http://cosmoquest.org/projects/mercury_mappers/
http://cosmoquest.org/projects/vesta_mappers/
• Map previously unidentified craters
• LRO, Messenger, Dawn

Asteroid Mission

http://www.asteroidmission.org/?q=target_asteroids
Submit your amateur astronomer telescope images of Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) andmeasurements of brightness and positions.
Physical properties, refine their orbits, and determine their parent asteroid families.

Stardust at Home

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
• Particles from the Stardust spacecraft’s sample return capsule.
• Comet Wild 2 particles, Interstellar dust particles.

NASA and JPL

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/tools/index.shtml
http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/tools/default.htm
• Planetary Data System (PDS), all data from all NASA/JPL missions. • Make maps, perform analyses, verify results from published papers!

Saturn

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/raw/
Cassini: RAW, Calibrated, Processed Make your own movies or maps

Mars

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?s=2#/?slide=0
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/spirit.html
http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/opportunity.html
http://marsed.mars.asu.edu/mesdt-home
• Curiosity, Spirit & Opportunity, Orbiters

Venus

http://ode.rsl.wustl.edu/Venus/indexMapSearch.aspx
http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/magellan/gxdr/
http://history.nasa.gov/JPL-93-24/ch2.htm
• Magellan datasets: Elevation, Slope, Emissivity, Reflectivity
• Also available from the PDS: Pioneer, Venus Express, Cassini, Mariner, Messenger ….

The Sky Net

http://www.theskynet.org
• Distributed processing of radio astronomy data.
• Utilize spare processing power when your computer is not in use.

SETI

http://setiathome.ssl.berkeley.edu
• Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
• Utilize spare processing power when your computer is not in use.

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