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Galaxy Zoo

Updated Monday 5th August 2013

Experience a privileged glimpse of the distant universe, observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and Hubble Space Telescope.

Galaxy zoo logo Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Galaxy Zoo Galaxy Zoo is a citizen science project that involves people in classifying the galaxies in our universe, "assisting astronomers in attempting to understand how the galaxies we see around us formed, and what their stories can tell us about the past, present and future of our Universe as a whole".

It was initiated by researchers, scientists & educators and encourages people to participate through an online platform and research & learning. Galaxy Zoo is global in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access.

It was launched in July 2007 and is ongoing.

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


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