What is theSkyNet? Your computer is bored. It has spare computing power nearly all the time that could be used to do something cool. So why not let it? By connecting 100s and 1000s of computers together through the Internet, it's possible to simulate a single machine capable of doing some pretty amazing stuff. That's what theSkyNet is all about - using your spare computing power to process radio astronomy data.
The Discover the COSMOS coordination action aims to demonstrate innovative ways to involve teachers and students in eScience through the use of existing e-infrastructures in order to spark young people's interest in science and in following scientific careers.
One people, One Sky. The star-filled night fascinates us all. People have gazed upward at it in wonder and awe for thousands of years. Regardless of earthly differences in culture, nationality or religion, the heavens are a common meeting ground for all of Earth's inhabitants. The boundaries we place between us vanish when we look skyward. Whoever, whatever or wherever we are, we all share the same sky.
Hubble image archive and processing. If you're an astronomical image processor, this page is for you. Need help and advice? Join the community on the Facebook page, where professional processors and amateurs can mingle, trade tips, and share their work. Curious and want to know more? Check the resources below for how-to guides and tools.
The Zooniverse is home to the internet's largest, most popular and most successful citizen science projects. Our current projects are here but plenty more are on the way. If you're new to the Zooniverse, we suggest picking a project and diving in - the same account will get you into all of our projects, and you can keep track of what you've contributed by watching 'My Zooniverse'.
We need your help to classify the internal structures of galaxies which are being observed by a survey called MaNGA. MaNGA (“Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory”) is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Surveys and is mapping the inner workings of thousands of nearby galaxies. This survey is taking spectra from up to 127 different points inside a hexagonal shape placed over a galaxy, and we want to know which of the features within the galaxy each spectrum is coming from, so we can separate light from spiral arms, galactic bars, bulges, nuclei and more.
Planet 4. The aim of Plant Four is to map dark seasonal fan and blotch deposits on the Red Planet’s Southern pole visible from orbit. It is thought these features are created by a combination of carbon dioxide geysers and blowing surface winds. The fans are like windsocks, indicating the surface wind direction and strength at the moment the geysers are erupting.
The recently launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is providing us with a huge amount of data that lets us look for planets outside of our own Solar System. Over the next two years TESS will be busy surveying two-hundred-thousand bright nearby stars, measuring and recording their brightness every two minutes. With your help, we hope to uncover lots of interesting planetary systems, allowing us to explore the formation and evolution of these worlds.
The goal of this project is to identify star clusters in the Triangulum galaxy (Messier 33 or M33), the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) -- three galaxies in the Local Group, our galactic neighborhood. We are searching images obtained by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope and the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) on the Blanco 4-m at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO).