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Saturday, May 14 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Citizen Science meets the Milky Way

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Just as crowd-funding has been changing the landscape of literature, crowd-researched science is changing our view of the stars. Astronomer Grace Wolf-Chase discusses her work at the Adler's Astronomy Department with Citizen Science. Together with Oxford, Adler is a leading institution in the development of the ‘Zooniverse’: https://www.zooniverse.org/ There are currently 40 or more citizen science projects (perhaps more aptly described as “Citizen Research”, since these projects span Astronomy, Physics, Biology,Zoology,  Social Science, Humanities…) Dr. Wolf-Chase has bee working on the Milky Way Project. Together with her ISU colleague Charles Kerton, they published a paper based on a discovery by Milky Way Project participants last year. 

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Grace Wolf-Chase

Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
I am an Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium, an Associate in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Zygon Center for Religion & Science. I have an AB in Physics from Cornell University and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Arizona. My current position combines research in star formation with education and public outreach. I am on the science team for the Milky Way... Read More →

Saturday May 14, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
LaSalle 3

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