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To the Zooniverse and Beyond: How Crowdsourcing Science is Solving Big Data Problems in Astronomy

  • Bell Museum of Natural History 10 Church Street Southeast Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States (map)

Held in the Bell Museum of Natural History's auditorium, this event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

From the website: "Join Lucy Fortson, associate head and associate professor in the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy, as she describes the wildly successful Galaxy Zoo project that led to the birth of the Zooniverse. She will focus on several of the discoveries made by citizen scientists and talk about how the Zooniverse team is building the technology to enable computers and humans to work in tandem, each doing what they are best at, to prepare for the 20 billion galaxies that will be imaged by the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. Along the way, she will describe the issues that researchers now face with "Big Data," what crowdsourcing is and how it is revolutionizing how science is being done."