Wednesday, May 23, 2012
During class, I have been classifying galaxies on Zooniverse. It is specifically the Galaxy Zoo Hubble project. I would not say this is particularly challenging so maybe that is why I find it boring. I think I like doing hands-on projects, but I understand that of course that is hard to do with astronomy, especially galaxies. At least at a high school level, I think it is near impossible to do any hands-on work with galaxies in a formal lab setting, but if students are interested in this type of work in the future, I think Zooniverse would be a good place to start.