A Brand New Planet Hunters

The Planet Hunters project has entered its next phase. Version 2.0 launched last month with a brand new classification interface and discussion tool based on the Zooniverse’s newest technology and web platform. The site is designed for rapidly identifying planet candidates especially with the new two-wheeled ecliptic planet Kepler mission …

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There’s Another Sedna!

Image credit: Scott Sheppard – Orange: Sedna’s orbit, Red: 2012 VP113 orbit This is indeed an exciting find, and I congratulate Chad Trujillo and Scott Sheppard on their discovery.  I wrote the Nature News &  Views article about what the paper and discovery. The orbit of 2012 VP113 never gets …

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Talks from the Citizen Science in Astronomy Workshop

  The recordings of the invited talks from the Citizen Science in Astronomy workshop held in Taipei, Taiwan from March 3-7, 2014 are available online. You can read more about the workshop at the Zooniverse blog. A teacher workshop was also organized the day before the work for educators in …

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Sky & Telescope: How You Can Find a Planet

I wrote the March 2014 Sky & Telescope magazine cover story about citizen science with the Zooniverse and Planet Hunters. You can find the magazine now on news stands. As part of the article I wrote a side bar on the Planet Four and Space Warps projects which you can …

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