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April 2013 - Register now for Zooniverse in the Classroom!

posted Apr 2, 2013, 2:34 PM by mcorp@starsatyerkes.net   [ updated Feb 1, 2014, 11:16 AM by Marc Berthoud ]

2013 April:  Zooniverse in the Classroom
- New Tools for Awakening the Citizen Scientist in Your School

Saturday, April 27, 2013 - Teacher Workshop

Workshop will be held at Yerkes Observatory from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.


In the past ten years there has been an explosion of internet-based citizen science research in astronomy. Hundreds of thousands of people have contributed to scientific research through the Zooinverse projects.  Participants in Galaxy Zoo, Hubble Zoo, Merger Zoo and more have been so active that the educators and scientists needed to develop new ways for participants to explore beyond the focus of any one project.  The result ia a whole host of new web-based tools designed to assist citizen scientists in exploring vast quantities of astronomical data on their own.  Many of these tools are also being linked to student lessons on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Database website, SkyServer. 

This workshop will provide educators with an overview of the Zooniverse and explore how new interactive tools are being used to allow students to discover for themselves the structure, laws and beauty of the cosmos.

Cost for workshop is $25.00 and registration is suggested, as an account for the project needs to be created for each participant.  Registration includes CPDUs and lunch.

Click here for event agenda and registration.