Date: Saturday 14th October | Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Chris Lintott is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Oxford, where he is also a research fellow at New College. As Principal Investigator of the Zooniverse, he leads a team who run the world’s most successful citizen science projects, allowing more than a million people to discover plangets, transcribe ancient papyri or explore the Serengeti. A passionate advocate of the public understanding of science, he is best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long running Sky at Night program and a regular guest on Stargazing Live.
Galaxy Zoo from penguins to peas.
How a million people explored the Universe together
2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Galaxy Zoo, the project which has involved more than a million people in exploring the Universe. Chris Lintott will review what we’ve learned, a story involving the Voorwerp – a mysterious cloud that looks like an evil Kermit the frog, peas in space and several pictures of penguins. This talk will cover what we know about our place in the Universe – and how you can help explore it.
visit the galaxyzoo website here. https://www.galaxyzoo.org/