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The equipment, art,
techniques, and mathematics of doing
astrophotography as well as a “Citizen Science
Project” Galaxy Zoo will be introduced such
that you can engage students in successfully
exploring astronomy even in our light polluted
neighborhoods. Beautiful images of the Aurora
Borealis filmed in Iceland and of large diffuse
nebulae, which were captured in Newark, will
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With its roots dating back to July
2007, Galaxy Zoo is a renowned online citizen
science project that began with a data set made up
of a million galaxies imaged by the Sloan Digital
Sky Survey and currently has the largest number
of publications based on citizen scientists’ input.
Originally, the first Galaxy Zoo was a
classification of galaxies into ellipticals, mergers,
and spirals, additionally recording the direction of
the arms if the galaxy was a spiral. Volunteers’
classifications have been useful for a significant
number of researchers. In the subsequent Galaxy
Zoo phases, more detailed images have been
provided to volunteer classifiers which yield more
specific data that supports an understanding of
potential growth factors such as mergers, active
black holes, and star formation. New, exciting
discoveries are being made through Galaxy Zoo
including most recently simulations of 936
galaxies for data analysis in 2016.
To find more information about Galaxy Zoo,
Galaxy Zoo: The Story So Far and watch
the YouTube videos: fun TED talk by a Citizen
Scientist: “The discovery of a citizen scientist | Hanny
van Arkel | TEDxGhent:”
(7 minutes long) and for a more
technical talk by an astrophysicist: “Citizen
Science: Galaxy Zoo”. (54 minutess long)
Nico Carver is a senior assistant librarian in the Student Multimedia Design Center at the
University of Delaware Library. He coordinates services at the Center, and consults on
questions related to a variety of photographic tools. He is the Chair of Elections of the
Delaware Astronomical Society. He
specializes in astrophotography by taking wide-field photographs of the stars and large
nebulae with a DSLR camera.
Jon Cox is a National Geographic Explorer, an assistant professor in the Department of
Art at the University of Delaware, Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania and
Board member of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. Cox’s
latest published work was a six-year collaborative documentary book project with huntergatherers
in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires. Cox has directed
over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations
to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania and several countries in
South America. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the
adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto
digital photography books. Cox is a co-recipient of a National Geographic - Genographic
Legacy Fund Grant to support his current collaborative cultural mapping initiative with
the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazonia basin of Peru. Watch a video of his
recent Amazon voyage.
Jon Manon is the co-PI of the DISCovery Project. His
recent positions included:
Associate Director, Professional Development Center for Educators;
Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center, Public Service
Faculty, School of
Education; Senior Policy Scientist, Mathematics and Science Education
Center; Director, Mathematics Component, Delaware Statewide Systemic
and, a major contributor to the Delaware Mathematics Coalition. He is
the recipient of the university’s Webber award in mathematics education
and currently serves as the
President of the Delaware Foundtion for Science & Mathematics
Education. Jon has
been a long-term advocate for social justice, equity, and diversity.
With his recent
acquisition of a fine telescope, it has rekindled his major interest in