Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research

@article{Christian2012CitizenSC,
  title={Citizen Science: Contributions to Astronomy Research},
  author={Carol Christian and Chris J. Lintott and Arfon M. Smith and Lucy Fortson and Steven Bamford},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2012},
  volume={abs/1202.2577}
}
The contributions of everyday individuals to significant research has grown dramatically beyond the early days of classical birdwatching and endeavors of amateurs of the 19 century. Now people who are casually interested in science can participate directly in research covering diverse scientific fields. Regarding astronomy, volunteers, either as individuals or as networks of people, are involved in a variety of types of studies. Citizen Science is intuitive, engaging, yet necessarily robust in… CONTINUE READING
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