CitSciCon! A Tour of NASA Citizen Science
Tags: General Public | SMD E/PO Community | Students | Underserved / Underrepresented | Conference / Meeting | Citizen Science | Astrophysics | Earth Science | Heliophysics | Planetary Science | SciAct Community
May 21 and May 22, 2021 8:00am Pacific |11:00am Eastern - 4:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm Eastern
Free, open-door, series of online, interactive events for the public featuring 10 minute talks from most of NASA's citizen science projects, and exciting guest speakers like Phil Plait, Chis Lintott, Science Friday and more!
Come to scistarter.org/NASA and preregister! Please help us spead the word to your community!
This first-of-its-kind online event series invites everyone, everywhere to discover fun and important ways to help NASA do scientific research.
NASA scientists collaborate with citizen scientists - members of the public who volunteer their time for science - to conduct research they can’t do alone. Millions of “citizen scientists” already use their phones, computers or tablets to share local observations or analyze NASA data to help scientists find new planets, ground-truth satellite data, track changes in weather and climate, and more. There’s so much left to discover!
NASA CitSciCon is organized by SciStarter, a popular citizen science hub, and the Citizen Science Association. The free sessions are open to new, experienced, and aspiring citizen scientists seeking to discover, learn more about, or share experiences in NASA citizen science projects. Attendees will:
● Engage in real-time activities guided by project scientists, science luminaries, and citizen scientists
● Discover tips from NASA citizen science volunteers and learn how and why they participate
● Share questions, ideas, and recommendations
● Connect with others spanning diverse interests and experiences (there’s something for everyone!).
NASA CitSciCon’s organizers, SciStarter.org and the Citizen Science Association, offer Professional Development and Service Learning digital certificates for engagement in one or more sessions.
Sign up at SciStarter.org/NASA to be notified when session registrations open! More than 700 people have preregisttered so far.
Project Leaders participating in CitSciCon and the NASA citizen science projects they are representing.
Karl Battams (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) Sungrazer Project
Jarrett Byrnes (UMASS Boston) Floating Forests
Alison Cusick (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) FjordPhyto
Marilé Colón Robles GLOBE Observer Clouds
Brian Day (NASA Ames) Fireballs in the Sky
Nora Eisner (Oxford) Planet Hunters TESS
Carson Fuls (U. Arizona) Catalina Outer Solar System Survey
Candice Hansen (Planetary Science Institute) JUNOCam
Carl Hergenrother (U. Arizona) Target NEOs
Chuck Higgins (MTSU) Radio Jove
Holli Kohl (NASA GSFC) GLOBE Observer
Veselin Kostov (NASA GSFC) Planet Patrol
Alan Li (NASA Ames) NEMO-Net
Dorian Janney (NASA GSFC) Mosquito Habitat Mapper
Elizabeth MacDonald (NASA HQ) Aurorasaurus
Patrick Miller (Hardin-Simmons University) International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC)
Amy Padolf (Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden) Growing Beyond Earth
Tamlin Pavelsky (U. North Carolina)
Adam Schneider (US Naval Obseervatory)
Steven Silverberg (MIT) Disk Detective
Thomas Stanley (NASA GSFC) Landslide Reporter
Andrew Westphal (U.C. Berkeley) Stardust@Home
Rob Zellem (NASA JPL) Exoplanet Watch
Additional Speakers and Hosts include:
Darlene Cavalier (Arizona State U.) SciStarter
Steven Crawford (NASA HQ) Senior Program Executive for Scientific Data and Computing at NASA
Stinger Guala (NASA HQ) NASA Earth Science Citizen Science Lead
Marc Kuchner (NASA HQ) NASA Citizen Science Officer
Chris Lintott (Oxford U.) Founder of Zooniverse
Derrick Pitts (Franklin Institute), Chief Astronomer and Director of the Fels Planetarium
Phil Plait, BadAstrronomy.com
Vivian White (Astronomical Society of the Pacific) NASA Night Sky Network