Our projects

Our projects live within the ‘Zooniverse’ the home of Citizen Science on the web. Each is inspired by a science team who provide the initial ideas, the reassurance that what we’re doing can make a real contribution and an audience who are willing to use the end result. We are working with a wide variety of partners, from classicists to climate scientists and ecologists to planetary scientists, but the following projects are now available:

Galaxy Zoo: Hubble: The latest version of the original Zooniverse project. Help astronomers figure out how galaxies form and evolve by classifying their shape. Now with added Hubble galaxies.  
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble  
Moon Zoo: Explore the Moon in unprecedented detail using images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera.  
Moon Zoo  
Solar StormWatch: Help spot explosions on the Sun and track them across space to Earth. Your work will give astronauts an early warning if dangerous solar radiation is headed their way.  
Solar Stormwatch  
Planet Hunters: The Kepler spacecraft stares at a field of stars in the Cygnus constellation and records the brightness of those stars every thirty minutes to search for transiting planets.  
Planet Hunters  
The Milky Way Project: We’re asking you to help us find and draw circles on infrared image data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the material that we see in these images helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time.  
The Milky Way Project  
Old Weather: Help scientists recover worldwide weather observations made by Royal Navy ships around the time of World War I. These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and improve a database of weather extremes.  
Old Weather  
Ancient Lives: The data gathered by Ancient Lives helps scholars study the Oxyrhynchus collection. Transcriptions collected digitally are combined with human and computer logic to identify known texts and documents.  
Ancient Lives  
Whale FM: Each family of Killer Whales has its own dialect and closely-related families share calls. We’d like you to help us to categorize sounds in order to understand what whales are saying.  
Galaxy Zoo: Hubble  

Archived projects

| | | | :- | :- | | | Galaxy Zoo: The project which inspired the CSA, Galaxy Zoo provides detailed classifications of galaxies according to their morphology. Galaxy Zoo has produced more than 15 papers in professional journals, and the team have been successful in biding for follow-up time on some of the world’s most advanced telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope. | Galaxy Zoo | | Galaxy Zoo 2: Galaxy Zoo 2 collected 60 million classifications in just over a year, taking a closer look at 250,000 galaxies. The first papers using this data set have now been published | Galaxy Zoo 2 | | Ice Hunters: NASA’s New Horizons probe is on a journey that will take it past Pluto and on to icy bodies in the outer edges of this solar system. With your help we will find its final target. | Ice Hunters | | Galaxy Zoo Mergers: A test case for more complicated modes of interaction, visitors are invited to compare simulations of mergers between galaxies with observation. By having many thousands of people run simulations, we can explore the vast parameter space more efficiently than with automated routines. | Galaxy Zoo Mergers | | Galaxy Zoo Supernovae: Help us to catch an exploding star. The task in this latest Galaxy Zoo project is to help us catch exploding stars - supernovae. Data for the site is provided by an automatic survey in California, at the world-famous Palomar Observatory. | Galaxy Zoo Supernovae |