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Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research [article]

Carol Christian, Chris Lintott, Arfon Smith, Lucy Fortson, Steven Bamford
2012 arXiv   pre-print
The contributions of everyday individuals to significant research has grown dramatically beyond the early days of classical birdwatching and endeavors of amateurs of the 19th century.  ...  In particular, we make the case that citizen science (CS) can be an important aspect of the scientific data analysis pipelines provided to scientists by observatories.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported by the NASA contract, NAS5--26555, to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. for the operation of the Hubble Space Telescope at Space Telescope  ... 
arXiv:1202.2577v1 fatcat:cxgmmlst2nc3po7jaauiukqnye

Citizen consultations on science communication: A citizen science approach

Ana Delicado, Jussara Rowland, Empar Vengut Climent, Isabel Mendoza-Poudereux, Edurne Gaston
2021 Mètode Science Studies Journal: Annual Review  
Asking them for suggestions on how to improve science communication and involving them in the dissemination efforts, CONCISE aims to put citizens at the core of the research process.  ...  Citizen science is part of a wider trend in science and society of promoting two-way dialogue and engagement between scientists and the public, by involving citizens in the research process.  ...  The White Paper on Citizen Science (Serrano-Sanz et al., 2014, p. 8) defined it as «the general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either  ... 
doi:10.7203/metode.12.17510 fatcat:o4g7qisrl5d35dffbdxcmfxi44

Citizen Science in Archaeology

Monica L. Smith
2014 American Antiquity  
Citizen science, as a process of volunteer participation through crowdsourcing, facilitates the creation of mass data sets needed to address subtle and large-scale patterns in complex phenomena.  ...  Citizen science efforts in other field disciplines such as biology, geography, and astronomy indicate how new web-based interfaces can enhance and expand upon archaeologists' existing platforms of volunteer  ...  This paper was inspired by conversations with my biology colleagues about the power of citizen science, and energized by the new models of public-professional engagement emerging in archaeology.  ... 
doi:10.7183/0002-7316.79.4.749749 fatcat:7fi5h44qgzf3pahlsedm7hf4rm

Citizen Science in Archaeology

Monica L. Smith
2014 American Antiquity  
This paper was inspired by conversations with my biology colleagues about the power of citizen science, and energized by the new models of public-professional engagement emerging in archaeology.  ...  Many thanks go to Tom Gillespie and Tom Smith for helpful conversations about sources; to Andrew Bevan for information on the British Museum's Bronze Age projects; to Timothy Matney and John MacGinnis  ...  Models of Citizen Science in Astronomy The visible night sky is observed by people world-wide.  ... 
doi:10.7183/0002-7316.79.4.749 fatcat:5xtdu3f64bdfxms6gb7tmjilba

Amateur Community and "Citizen Science"

Arne A. Henden
2011 Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union  
The workshop discussed how "Citizen Science" fits into time-domain astronomy, what the roles of such volunteers might be, and how amateur astronomers can help in the new era of surveys.  ...  Citizen Science is the act of collecting or analyzing data by enlisting the help of volunteers who may have no specific scientific training.  ...  The Citizen Science workshop concentrated on the following questions: • What is the difference between crowd-sourcing and true citizen science, and their roles in TDA?  ... 
doi:10.1017/s1743921312000695 fatcat:377yqed3kbb2fjtzgxdvqe7gma

Citizen Science Platforms [chapter]

Hai-Ying Liu, Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl, Sonja Grossberndt
2021 The Science of Citizen Science  
AbstractAdequate infrastructure for citizen science is constantly growing and has become increasingly important in providing support to citizen science activities, both nationally and internationally.  ...  to different stakeholders, ranging from interested citizens to scientific institutions to authorities, politicians, and public media.  ...  Citizen science platforms are also suitable for scientists to collect more data on citizen science and to conduct research on citizen science and for interested citizens to develop, lead, contribute, or  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_22 fatcat:auj4wpr6wngmtomaksjapxtuem

A Citation Study of Citizen Science Projects in Space Science and Astronomy

Sten Odenwald
2018 Citizen Science: Theory and Practice  
This paper presents a citation study of 143 publications in refereed journals resulting from 23 citizen science (CS) projects in space science and astronomy.  ...  papers in space science and astronomy.  ...  Marc Kuchner (NASA Goddard Citizen Science Working Group) for his many helpful comments and suggestions, which significantly improved the clarity and accuracy of this work.  ... 
doi:10.5334/cstp.152 fatcat:oezv3againhjjjlrab4fhnzd2i

Citizen Science and the Neoliberal Transformation of Science – an Ambivalent Relationship

Katrin Vohland, Maike Weißpflug, Lisa Pettibone
2019 Citizen Science: Theory and Practice  
Acknowledgements We would like to thank the members of our department "Wissenschaft in der Gesellschaft" and especially Claudia Göbel for their constructive comments on the general issue and concrete paper  ...  Most visible and well-researched is the contribution of citizen science to nature conservation.  ...  of citizens contributing to science.  ... 
doi:10.5334/cstp.186 fatcat:yr4j2srdunfjplsb7k6oydstt4

Ideas for Citizen Science in Astronomy

Philip J. Marshall, Chris J. Lintott, Leigh N. Fletcher
2015 Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics  
We review the relatively new, internet-enabled, and rapidly-evolving field of citizen science, focusing on research projects in stellar, extragalactic and solar system astronomy that have benefited from  ...  In the coming years we expect participation and productivity in citizen astronomy to increase, as survey datasets get larger and citizen science platforms become more efficient.  ...  Acknowledgments We are most grateful to the following people for their suggestions, comments,  ... 
doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-081913-035959 fatcat:4vqilnbdxbbotcsabxhzpsd724

Participants in Citizen Science [chapter]

Anne Land-Zandstra, Gaia Agnello, Yaşar Selman Gültekin
2021 The Science of Citizen Science  
AbstractThe most important factor that defines citizen science is that non-professional scientists contribute to scientific research.  ...  Projects may provide ways for participants to contribute to scientific research at different stages of the scientific process according to different levels of engagement.  ...  research Contribution to science 'I want to contribute to science' Teaching Providing an educational opportunity to others 'I want to share my knowledge and experience' Table 13 .2 13 Challenges  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_13 fatcat:ffsxikacsbemhktafkpwozbx2m

Science Learning via Participation in Online Citizen Science [article]

Karen Masters, Eun Young Oh and Joe Cox (Portsmouth Business School), Brooke Simmons and Chris Lintott , Gary Graham, Anita Greenhill, Kate Holmes
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the development of scientific content knowledge of volunteers participating in online citizen science projects in the Zooniverse (, including the astronomy projects Galaxy  ...  We interpret this as evidence of learning of science content inspired by participation in online citizen science.  ...  The project is running from September 2013 to September 2016.  ... 
arXiv:1601.05973v2 fatcat:xxlmogtdgbg3ho67vqgb4vshvm

Citizen Science in Austria

Daniel Dörler, Florian Heigl
2019 Mitteilungen der Vereinigung Österreichischer Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare  
In this text, we will give a short introduction to citizen science, its connections to open science, and the developments of citizen science in Austria in the last years and in the future?  ...  Whereas in open science lay people don't have to be involved in a project necessarily, citizen science often uses open science methods and tools to make this active involvement possible.  ...  actors, displays citizen science projects to an interested public and aims to foster and secure the quality of citizen science research [8] .  ... 
doi:10.31263/voebm.v72i2.2836 fatcat:7zsirp7syvfq7cm5vb6mavxhcm

Science learning via participation in online citizen science

Karen Masters, Eun Young Oh, Joe Cox, Brooke Simmons, Chris Lintott, Gary Graham, Anita Greenhill, Kate Holmes
2016 JCOM: Journal of Science Communication  
We interpret this as evidence of learning of science content inspired by participation in online citizen science.  ...  We use econometric methods to test how measures of project participation relate to success in a science quiz, controlling for factors known to correlate with scientific knowledge.  ...  Acknowledgments The Zooniverse projects in this study were built thanks to support by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.22323/2.15030207 fatcat:56rbwexonbh5hhqs26bk2v7bjm

"Academic Detailing" and "Citizen Science"

Anthony J. Adams
2012 Optometry and Vision Science  
Citizen science projects continue to grow in popularity, providing Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge our colleagues at the Natural History Museum (NHM) of Los Angeles County: Richard Smart (Citizen Science Program Coordinator), Lila Higgins (Citizen  ...  Science Manager), and Richard Hulser (Chief Librarian), who were instrumental in our event planning and have greatly enriched our understanding of citizen science.  ... 
doi:10.1097/opx.0b013e31824dabf3 pmid:22362303 fatcat:bslilzkb5zfzpokmnsir4iosiy

Citizen Science in Ireland

Joseph Roche, Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain, Peter Mooney, Gillian L. Barber, Laura Bell, Cliodhna Ryan
2021 Frontiers in Communication  
If citizen science is embraced as a truly social and participatory innovation, Ireland has the chance to not only dramatically improve its citizen science output, but to also become a model of best practice  ...  This cataloging of contemporary citizen science will be compared to the awareness of citizen science in the Irish education system at primary, post-primary, and university level.  ...  for a new portfolio of "Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth", she recognized the significant contributions that large numbers of empowered citizens have made to scientific progress and committed  ... 
doi:10.3389/fcomm.2021.629065 fatcat:gdoz3nbem5artal77kiogixw2i
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