Citizen Science Projects - SciStarter database

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SciStarter is the place to find, join, and contribute to science through more than 1600 formal and informal research projects and events. The database of citizen science projects enables discovery, organization, and greater participation in citizen science. There are many citizen science projects focused on Earth and Space, here are just a few examples listed below. Target Asteroids! Do you take pictures of asteroids? If so, consider sharing them! Photographing asteroids through a telescope and sharing your images will advance understanding of the asteroids near our planet. Aurorasaurus The Northern and Southern lights offer some of the most breathtaking views on earth. If you have a chance to witness them, you can report your observations. Volunteers can also verify reports from social media. PANOPTES School and community groups interested in astronomy can purchase a high-tech robotic telescope that can be used to search for planets in other solar systems. It's a great way for dedicated citizen scientists to increase their viewing power. American Meteor Society- Meteor Observing Reporting meteors is easy with this project. You can enter your observation online or use a smartphone app. With the data you provide, scientists can plot meteor trajectories. GLOBE at Night If you're not seeing stars and meteors when you look into the night sky, it could be because of light pollution. With this project, you can measure the brightness of the night sky in your area and learn how light from urban areas impacts stargazing, ecology, and more. Dark Sky Meter With just the camera on your phone and an iPhone app, you can collect data on light pollution and contribute to a global map of sky brightness. Mission: Starlight If you're interested in space travel but not in stargazing, this is the project for you! A global experiment is being discovered to determine which substances can best protect astronauts from harmful UV rays in space, and you can participate!
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SciStarter and partners are joining forces to enable science enthusiasts, educators, students and people from all walks of life, to participate in cutting-edge research projects and contribute to scientific discovery.



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SciStarter is a proud research affiliate of Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes and ASU's Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society. SciStarter, ASU, the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, the Loka Institute and the Museum of Science are founding partners of the Expert and Citizen Assessment for Science and Technology.