27 Nov 🔭 AstroQuest
Posted at 09:00h in Citizen Science
Do you love Galaxies that are far, far away?
If your answer is a big YES, then the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research needs your help!
AstroQuest is an online citizen science project undertaken by the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research in Western Australia, but don’t worry – you can help these scientists out wherever you are. All you need is a computer or tablet and an internet connection.
Using AstroQuest, citizen scientists inspect images from a survey of millions of galaxies, and check whether a computer algorithm has identified the light coming from each galaxy correctly. This can be tricky because there may be galaxies and other objects overlapping each other, or the computer may think the galaxy is actually lots of smaller galaxies. It helps researchers to know if the computer got it right. If the computer got it wrong, you have a chance to fix it by colouring in where you think the galaxy is.
You could even get a school group involved!
To be involved, check out the link below!