This Citizen Science Project May Help Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Form

Virtually every galaxy bigger than our Milky Way has a supermassive black hole at its center. These supermassive black holes can weigh tens of millions of times more than our sun. How do black holes grow so gigantic? And why are supermassive black holes at the heart of so many galaxies? A citizen science project … Read more “This Citizen Science Project May Help Explain How Supermassive Black Holes Form”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science

How Bad is Light Pollution in Your Community? Find Out by Helping the ‘Globe at Night’ Project

Nothing beats a beautifully clear, starry night. But in many places around the world, light pollution is hiding the twinkling stars from our view. Light pollution comes from artificial outdoor lights like street lamps, stadium lights, and porch lights. Nearly three-quarters of city dwellers have never seen a pristine dark sky and many don’t know … Read more “How Bad is Light Pollution in Your Community? Find Out by Helping the ‘Globe at Night’ Project”

Categories: Astronomy & Space

Slavery from Space: Citizen Science in the Antislavery Movement

Slavery from Space is a citizen science project that allows users to further the antislavery movement by mapping the locations of activities in which people are frequently found to be enslaved. How many slaves do you think there are in the world? You might be surprised. In 2016, the International Labour Organization estimated that 40.3 million people were … Read more “Slavery from Space: Citizen Science in the Antislavery Movement”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Project Profile

Top 18 Projects of 2018

2018 was a great year for Citizen Science! More than 3,000 projects and events are now registered on SciStarter. There’s something for everyone, everywhere. In this edition of the newsletter, we are honoring the Top 18 Projects of 2018: projects that our collective community shared, participated in, and loved. Cheers! The SciStarter Team GLOBE Observer: … Read more “Top 18 Projects of 2018”

Categories: Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Health, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter

Give the gift of citizen science this year!

Overwhelmed with holiday shopping? Well, maybe our team can help you out with some gifts that support citizen science! Whether it’s a kit or some citizen science project swag, there are a lot of ways to show your support and share the world of citizen science with your friends and relatives. Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Biology, Birds, Citizen Science, Featured Projects, Geology & Earth Sciences, Insects, Nature & Outdoors, Newsletter, Ocean & Water

Science in the Skies: Studying Clouds with CitSci

The lazy days of summer are perfect for kicking back and watching the clouds float by. Why not contribute to citizen science from the comfort of your hammock with this cloud-observing project from NASA? Help NASA understand clouds by reporting your observations with the citizen science project S’Cool  Clouds are so democratic. You don’t need to … Read more “Science in the Skies: Studying Clouds with CitSci”

Categories: Apps, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science, Climate & Weather, Project Profile

Super Bowl Citizen Science Projects from the Science Cheerleaders!

When the Philadelphia Eagles face the New England Patriots on Sunday, look for the brains on the sidelines. A combined THIRTY Super Bowl cheerleaders are currently pursuing careers in STEM. Fifteen on the Patriots side and fifteen on the Eagles side. Below, two former cheerleaders share their picks for Citizen Science on Super Bowl Sunday! Cheers! The SciStarter Team

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Birds, Citizen Science, Events, Featured Projects, Ocean & Water, Science Cheerleaders, USA Science and Engineering Festival

SciStarter’s Top 10 Projects of 2017 are here!

What a year it has been! We now have more than 50,000 active members participating in over 1,700 projects on SciStarter. We can’t wait to see what 2018 brings. From neurons to whales and everything in between, the 2017 Top 10 Projects are as varied and diverse as their participants. Thanks for making it such … Read more “SciStarter’s Top 10 Projects of 2017 are here!”

Categories: Animals, Apps, Astronomy & Space, Citizen Science News, Climate & Weather, Ecology & Environment, Featured Projects, Health, Insects