Monday, September 03, 2007

Help astronomers sort galaxies

If you, like me, love to look at images of galaxies, you might enjoy sigining on to this project to sort galaxies by type. Click on the title to this post to read an article from the Boston Globe. Galaxy Zoo is a project where amateurs are welcome -- no training or telescope needed. You sign in and scroll through a selection of images, pressing a button to note the shape of the galaxy. If you are not sure, don't worry. There is a "don't know" button, too! And your decision is added into a list of others, so the entire decision does not rest on your shoulders. Just add your little bit whenever you have time. Visit to see what it's all about. In case your cataloging instincts aren't getting enough expression at work!

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