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Citizen Science – how you can get involved (Workshop)
Citizen Science – how you can get involved (Workshop)

Thu, 21 Mar

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Mycenae House

Citizen Science – how you can get involved (Workshop)

With Mark Jeffrey Citizen Science goes back further than you would imagine! As early as 1715, William Herschel asked people to help with observations of a solar eclipse, and there is plenty of other clues as to how long citizens have been involved in observing and collecting all kinds of data.

Time & Location

21 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Rd, London SE3 7SE, UK

About the Event

Citizen Science goes back further than you would imagine!

As early as 1715, William Herschel asked people to help with observations of a solar eclipse, and there is plenty of other clues as to how long citizens have been involved in observing and collecting all kinds of data.

In this interactive talk we will look at a little of the history of how this all started, and see that professional astronomers started as amateurs, and even today citizen scientists are essential to much of modern-day research.

We will look at a project that I am involved in, and do a little science ourselves with transiting exoplanets, and see how this work is so important in the search for life in the universe.

We will explore the types of transits and get a glimpse of some of the work involved.

There are many opportunities of how you can get involved and make a real contribution in many areas of scientific (and other research).

We will look at some of those, and how you can take part.

There will be some resources you can take away, to give you a start on becoming a citizen scientist!

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