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Citizen Science in Astronomy
March 3-7, 2014
ASIAA R1203, Taipei, Taiwan

Teacher Workshop

Date and Time Sunday March 2, 2014 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Place AS/NTU Astronomy-Mathematics Building
No.1, Roosevelt Rd, Sec. 4, (inside NTU main campus)
Taipei, Taiwan
Cost Free
Registration Deadline January 31, 2014
Contact Lauren Huang


Citizen science is the involvement of hundreds of thousands of people in the research process. The Zooniverse houses the largest collection of online citizen science projects on subjects including astronomy climatology, ecology, biology, and the humanities with nearly 900,000 people contributing world wide.

This teacher workshop will introduce the concepts of citizen science and give a tour of the Zooniverse's projects. We will have talks by members of the the Zooniverse Education and Technical teams. There will be live demonstrations of educational tools helpful for incorporating the Zooniverse and citizen science in to the classroom. In addition, scientists working on Galaxy Zoo (translated into Chinese) and Planet Four (currently being translated to Chinese) will provide an overview of the science behind several of the Zooniverse's astronomy projects.

Monday, Mar. 2 [Room 1203]
10:10-10:40 Introduction to Citizen Science and the Zooniverse Stuart Lynn (Adler Planetarium)
10:40-10:50 Demonstration of Galaxy Zoo Mei-Yin Chou (ASIAA)
Stuart Lynn (Adler Planetarium)
10:50-11:00 Zooniverse and Citizen Science in the Classroom Kelly Borden (Adler Planetarium)
11:00-11:20 Galaxy Zoo Lesson Activity Mei-Yin Chou (ASIAA)
Lauren Huang (ASIAA)
11:20-11:30 Introduction to the Galaxy Zoo Navigator Kelly Borden (Adler Planetarium)
11:30-11:45 Introduction to Planet Four Meg Schwamb (ASIAA)
11:45-12:00 Hands On trial of Zooniverse education tools, Planet Four, Galaxy Zoo, Galaxy Zoo Navigator Discussion will be in Chinese

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