Solar Stormwatch is just one part of a ‘Zooniverse’ of citizen science projects, which began with Galaxy Zoo and recently grew to include Moon Zoo. If you’d like to meet the people behind the Zooniverse, there’s a meetup of the Oxford team on 20 August.
And, if you want to shape the future of citizen science, you can come along to the Citizen Cyberscience Summit at King’s College London on 2-3 September:
- Steven Bamford, astrophysicist and Zooniverse science director, will talk about the science that Galaxy Zoo is generating
- Solar Stormwatch’s volunteer forum moderator, Jules, will be on a panel discussing why people volunteer their time for science projects, what they learn from it, and how social networking helps science
- Philip Brohan from the UK Met Office will introduce a new Zooniverse project that opens up historical climate records
(There’s a registration fee of £10 for the summit, which includes refreshment breaks and lunch on both days.)