• The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

    You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. -------...

    published: 20 Apr 2016
  • What is Citizen Science?

    Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more...

    published: 30 Mar 2015
  • The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

    Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

    published: 06 Jul 2015
  • Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

    After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk w...

    published: 12 May 2017
  • Citizen Science + Zero-Point Challenge Answer | Space Time

    The future of science is you. You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Previous Episode: Suicide Space Robots | Space Time https://youtu.be/_x2nL6ukJDg The professional astronomer or astrophysicist is a pretty recent phenomenon. In the past, astronomy was often performed by nobility and extremely enthusiastic amateurs. Take William Herschel: by trade a classically trained musician, but as an amateur astronomer he discovered Uranus a...

    published: 29 Nov 2017
  • Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

    Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    published: 15 May 2017
  • The future of discovery -- citizen science | Rob Dunn | TEDxSantaCruz

    Evolutionary biologist and writer Rob Dunn humorously explores citizen science, big data, and the yet undiscovered world around, and even ON, us. This TEDxSantaCruz talk is one of 22 surrounding our theme of "Activate" at the third full-day TEDxSantaCruz event held March 8, 2014 at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.tedxsantacruz.org/ Rob Dunn is a writer and evolutionary biologist who studies the life inhabiting what he considers to be one of many last frontiers, human backyards, bedrooms and bodies. He does this work by engaging the public in the study of their own homes and bodies through the yourwildlife.org project. Dunn leads projects on the mites found on adult humans, bacteria in belly buttons and guts, fungi in houses, and ants in backyards. Dunn has written three b...

    published: 18 Apr 2014
  • The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

    With the social platforms and technologies of the 21st century, more and more individuals are able to participate in scientific research and activities. In ocean conservation, these “Citizen Scientists”, including divers and snorkelers, can help to monitor the health of our oceans. Image credits: Universal Studios Licensing LLC, Safecast, Foldit, Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Surface Temperature, Overfishing Trawler, Hypoxic Dead Zone, Clouds over Atlantic, Ham Tin Wan, OCTO23 Technologies, Viccisitudes population by Decaires Jason Taylor, Reef Check. Jordan began his career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems as an algorithms engineer on a distributed space robotics platform. Shortly after, he created OCTO23 Technologies, an invention firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong focusing on c...

    published: 05 Dec 2016
  • Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

    (Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) A love of learning and teaching about pirates inspired UC San Diego’s Mark Hanna to tap the world-renowned Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, housed in Special Collections & Archives at the UC San Diego Library, to bring history to life in his mobile classroom. Hanna’s students discover the authentic Golden Age of Piracy by reading the Hill Collection log books and other original documents, touring the Real Pirates! exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and sailing on the Californian at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists is presented by the UC San Diego Library Channel. Series: "The Library Channel" [Humanities] [Show ID: 28213]

    published: 18 Jul 2014
  • Real World: Citizen Science

    On our NASA site at: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/realworld?v=real-world-citizen-science What are citizen scientists? Why is their work so important to NASA? Join Dr. Michelle Thaller as she explains how the general public, using scientific protocols, careful observations and accurate measurements, can help NASA make exciting new discoveries. Find out how you can be a citizen scientist today.

    published: 24 Mar 2017
  • Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

    Official announcement of EPAwatch.org The EPA has abandoned its job! So citizen scientists are taking over, testing the water for lead from 100+ cities across America. The best part? No taxpayer money required. When Big Government fails, it's time for CITIZEN SCIENCE to take over...

    published: 16 Feb 2016
  • Working with Citizen Scientists

    Citizen scientists, members of the public who voluntarily contribute to scientific research projects, have informed research on protein-folding, discovered new celestial bodies, and tracked wildlife after last year?s Gulf oil spill. In this discussion, the panelists share their experiences with citizen science initiatives and consider what factors contribute to a successful collaboration with interested amateurs. How have scientists created the necessary tools and infrastructure to gather data or verify analyses carried out by large numbers of citizen scientists? How do research funders and the scientific community view these projects? What does the future hold for citizen science? Panelists: David W. Hogg is an astronomer and physicist at New York University. One of the spin-offs of hi...

    published: 16 Mar 2011
  • Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

    Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.

    published: 13 Jul 2011
  • We the people, the citizen scientists | Effy Vayena | TEDxAthens

    At the intersection of multiple fields, Effy Vayena explores how values such as freedom of choice, participation and privacy are affected by recent developments in precision medicine and in digital health. Effy Vayena is Professor of Health Policy at the University of Zurich, where she leads the Health Ethics and Policy Lab. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

    published: 17 Jul 2017
  • What is CITIZEN SCIENCE? What does CITIZEN SCIENCE mean? CITIZEN SCIENCE meaning & explanation

    What is CITIZEN SCIENCE? What does CITIZEN SCIENCE mean? CITIZEN SCIENCE meaning - CITIZEN SCIENCE definition - CITIZEN SCIENCE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Citizen science (CS) (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as "public participation in scientific research," participatory monitoring and participatory action research. The term CS has multiple origins as well as differing concepts. It was first defined independently in the mid-1990s by Rick Bonney in the United States and Alan Irwin in the Un...

    published: 30 Jan 2017
  • Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

    Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

    published: 14 Mar 2014
  • Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

    Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.

    published: 02 Jul 2013
  • Citizen Scientists Discover Multi-Planet System

    A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This is the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing. A study describing the system has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal. https://authors.library.caltech.edu/84280/ Thousands of citizen scientists got to work on Kepler data in 2017 when Exoplanet Explorers launched. It was featured on a program called Stargazing Live on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). On the final night of the three-day program, researchers announced the discovery of a four-planet system. Since then, they have named it K2-138 and determined that it ...

    published: 13 Jan 2018
  • ScienceCasts: Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space

    Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/

    published: 07 Apr 2015
  • Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

    Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or Zooniverse.org to see hundreds of Citizen Science projects. Get involved and explore the world around you while helping with real scientific research.

    published: 28 Jul 2016
  • This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

    Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from a Boston-based company, Wildlife Acoustics, for finding bats. Video by Ali Withers ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/

    published: 28 Aug 2017
  • Amphibian Monitoring with Citizen Scientists

    Follow our Woodland Park Zoo ZooCorps and Citizen Scientist Volunteers as they explore Carkeek Park in Seattle and show you some of the ways we monitor for amphibians in our wetlands. Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Trek, and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium partnered with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) to train volunteers in surveying for amphibian egg masses in local ponds and wetlands for the third year. Participants are trained in the WDFW-approved protocol as well as in identification of the egg masses of eight different amphibian species. Volunteers have access to monitoring tools, including hip waders, digital cameras, and GPS units, and are monitoring for the presence of egg masses once a month from February through August in a local pond or wetland. Data sheets with ...

    published: 19 Feb 2014
  • Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

    Citizen Scientists are ordinary people who help scientists make amazing breakthroughs in research. But did you know some of Australia's top citizen scientists are actually kids? TEACHER RESOURCES (yr5-7 Science) "Students will learn more about citizen science, conduct research into a native Australian animal and participate in citizen science projects." http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20170606-citizensciencekids.pdf BTN STORY PAGE http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4678941.htm RELATED BTN STORY Citizen Science http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3814896.htm

    published: 06 Jun 2017
  • Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

    August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll u...

    published: 08 Jun 2017
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The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

The Awesome Power of Citizen Science

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You don't have to be a professional scientist to make a contribution to our collective knowledge. Today, we look at several projects that have benefitted from the power of citizen science! Foldit Gamers FTW https://youtu.be/JdBcpdH_ptA Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Coda Buchanan, Lucy McGlasson, Accalia Elementia, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Saul, Kathy & Tim Philip, Kevin Bealer, Christopher Collins, Thomas J., charles george, Andreas Heydeck, Patrick D. Ashmore, Justin Lentz, Will and Sonja Marple, Ed Shelley, Chris Peters, Tim Curwick, Philippe von Bergen, Fatima Iqbal. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.citizensciencealliance.org/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/ http://scistarter.com/finder https://www.zooniverse.org/projects History of Citizen Science http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0143687 http://www.science20.com/anthrophysis/brief_history_citizen_science-93317 http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147152 http://scistarter.com/page/Citizen%20Science.html https://books.google.com/books?id=FbSlyyshjOoC&pg=PA246&lpg=PA246&dq=dictionary+%22gentleman+scientist%22&source=bl&ots=juVfcRDdrx&sig=8VsuQLxjLd0kks-vQphH0W5ffOY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#v=onepage&q=dictionary%20%22gentleman%20scientist%22&f=false Ecology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/110278/full http://fwspubs.org/doi/pdf/10.3996/nafa.79.0001 https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/about/ http://www.mbr-pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/bbs.html http://www.ace-eco.org/vol5/iss2/art13/ SETI@home & Galaxy Zoo http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php http://seticlassic.ssl.berkeley.edu/about_seti/about_seti_at_home_1.html http://www.galaxyzoo.org/#/story https://www.zooniverse.org/about/publications http://zoo1.galaxyzoo.org/Team.aspx http://mnras.oxfordjournals.org/content/389/3/1179.full.pdf+html http://www.sdss.org/ http://www.ukidss.org/ http://www.illustris-project.org/ EteRNA https://fold.it/portal/ http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/victory-for-crowdsourced-biomolecule2/ http://www.nature.com/nsmb/journal/v18/n10/full/nsmb.2119.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/science/11rna.html?_r=0 http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/sumc-jtp021016.php http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/rna-paper-based-computer-game-authorship-creates-identity-crisis http://science.sciencemag.org/content/343/6170/475.full http://www.eternagame.org/web/about/ http://www.biochemist.org/bio/03702/0044/037020044.pdf http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022283615006567 Images: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arecibo_Observatory_Aerial_View.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astropulse.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sloan_Digit_Sky_Survey_1.25_Declination_Slice_2013_Data.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LRG-4-606.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blausen_0773_RNA.png
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What is Citizen Science?

What is Citizen Science?

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Volunteers are the heart of British conservation. Many such volunteers give up their time to collect scientific information, such as the number of birds in a woodland, or sightings of invasive species. These endeavours are known as ‘citizen science’. Phil investigates the diversity of citizen science projects, examines their value, and shows how you can get involved. So, grab your coat, wave your conservation themed flags, and salute the trees, as we explore the world of citizen science… --- If you like this episode, or any other, why not hit that subscribe button? We need all the support we can get, to help continue produce the huge array of videos we hope to make. --- And check out our Tumblr blog for competitions and conservation and wildlife news, and our Facebook and Twitter for more updates! http://ecosapien.org http://ecosapienshow.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/EcoSapienShow https://twitter.com/@eco_sapien http://instagram.com/ecosapien --- Copyright notices References British Natural History Consortium. 2015. BioBlitz. Available from: http://www.bnhc.org.uk/bioblitz/ BTO. 2015. The Breeding Bird Survey. Available from: http://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/bbs BURNS, F, EASTON MA, GREGORY, RD, Al FULAIJ N, AUGUST TA, BIGGS J, BLADWELL S, Brereton T, Brooks DR, Clubbe C, Dawson J, Dunn E, Edwards B, Falk SJ, Gent T, Gibbons DW, Gurney M, Haysom KA, Henshaw S, Hodgetts NG, Isaac NJB, McLaughlin M, Musgrove AJ, Noble DG, O’Mahony E, Pacheco M, Roy DB, Sears J, Shardlow M, Stringer C, Taylor A, Thompson P, Walker KJ, Walton P, Willing MJ, Wilson J and Wynde R (2013). State of Nature report. The State of Nature partnership. Available from: http://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/stateofnature_tcm9-345839.pdf CATLIN-GROVES, C. L. 2012. The citizen science landscape: from volunteers to citizen sensors and beyond. International Journal of Zoology, 2012. Taylor, P. J. 2013. Two-striped bee or not two-striped bee? Testing the effect of different training types on the ability of citizen scientists to identify pollinating insects. Unpublished MSc Dissertation. University of Leeds. ROY, H.E., POCOCK, M.J.O., PRESTON, C.D., ROY, D.B., SAVAGE, J., TWEDDLE, J.C. & ROBINSON, L.D. 2012. Understanding Citizen Science & Environmental Monitoring. Final Report on behalf of UK-EOF. NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and Natural History Museum [online]. Accessed: 15th May 2013]. Available from: http://www.ceh.ac.uk/products/publications/understanding-citizen-science.html UK Ladybird Survey. 2015. UK Ladybird Survey. Available from: http://www.ladybird-survey.org/
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The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

The citizen science revolution | Leesa Ricci | TEDxSUU

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Science is not just for specialists. Many new and important scientific discoveries are being made by "citizen scientists," non-professional researchers, who contribute data and observations to our collective knowledge of the planet and beyond. Leesa Ricci is a passionate advocate for citizen science projects and believes we can all contribute to the body of scientific knowledge in meaningful ways through participatory culture. Leesa is currently working on her Master’s of Public Administration degree at Southern Utah University. Leesa works at the Ashcroft Observatory and is the current Director of the Southern Utah Space Foundation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

Can Citizen Science Save Us? | Mary Ellen Hannibal | TEDxStanford

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After three world-class scientists broke down and wept as they told science writer Hannibal about the alarming findings of their research on extinction, she knew she had to do something. Now the citizen scientist and Stanford Media Scholar is showing us how each of us can contribute to saving endangered plants and animals, one iPhone app and observation at a time. Mary Ellen Hannibal is a long-time journalist focused on natural history and literature. Her most recent book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction, was named one of 2016’s best non-fiction books by the San Francisco Chronicle. She is a recipient of the National Association of Science Writer’s Science and Society Award, among other honors, and is currently a Stanford media fellow. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Citizen Science + Zero-Point Challenge Answer | Space Time

Citizen Science + Zero-Point Challenge Answer | Space Time

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The future of science is you. You can further support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Get your own Space Time t­shirt at http://bit.ly/1QlzoBi Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g Previous Episode: Suicide Space Robots | Space Time https://youtu.be/_x2nL6ukJDg The professional astronomer or astrophysicist is a pretty recent phenomenon. In the past, astronomy was often performed by nobility and extremely enthusiastic amateurs. Take William Herschel: by trade a classically trained musician, but as an amateur astronomer he discovered Uranus and was the first to observe binary star systems, among other things. Although it seems like the scientific exploration of our universe is now in the hands of full-time career astro-professionals, a ton of really valuable science is still done by people with proper day jobs. Today I want to talk about some of the stunning contributions still being made by citizen scientists, and the contributions YOU can make. Links to citizen science programs: JunoCam: www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam AAVSO: www.aavso.org Zooniverse: www.zooniverse.org Galaxy Zoo www.galaxyzoo.org Backyard Worlds: backyardworlds.org Seti@Home: setiathome.berkeley.edu Einstein@Home einsteinathome.org MilkyWay@Home milkyway.cs.rpi.edu/milkyway Hosted by Matt O'Dowd Written by Drew Rosen and Matt O'Dowd Produced by Rusty Ward Graphics by Kurt Ross Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com) Special thanks to our Patreon Big Bang, Quasar and Hypernova Supporters: Big Bang BITISM CoolAsCats David Nicklas Quasar Tambe Barsbay Mayank M. Mehrota Mars Yentur Mark Rosenthal Dean Fuqua Y2 Justin Lloyd Hypernova Edmund Fokschaner Max Levine Matthew O’Connor Eugene Lawson Barry Hatfield Martha Hunt Joseph Salomone Chuck Zegar Craig Peterson Jordan Young Ratfeast John Hofmann Thanks to our Patreon Gamma Ray Burst Supporters: Mechanically Cryptic Denys Ivanov Nick Virtue Alexey Eromenko Nicholas Rose Scott Gossett Mark Dykstra Chris Hicks Mark Vasile Patrick Murray Sultan Alkhulaifi Alex Seto Michal-Peanut Karmi Erik Stein Daniel Lyons Kevin Warne JJ Bagnell J Rejc Amy Jie Avi Goldfinger John Pettit Shannan Catalano Florian Stiglmayr Yubo Du Benoit Pagé-Guitard Nathan Leniz Jessica Fraley Loro Lukic Brandon Labonte David Crane Greg Weiss
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Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

Citizen Science: Everybody Counts | Caren Cooper | TEDxGreensboro

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Science is not just for scientists. There are ways that everyone can be involved and contribute. Caren Cooper Author of “Citizen Science: How Ordinary People Are Changing the Face of Discovery.” She is Associate Professor in Forestry & Environmental Resources at NC State; in the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in Leadership in Public Science; and runs “Sparrow Swap” citizen science through her lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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The future of discovery -- citizen science | Rob Dunn | TEDxSantaCruz

The future of discovery -- citizen science | Rob Dunn | TEDxSantaCruz

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Evolutionary biologist and writer Rob Dunn humorously explores citizen science, big data, and the yet undiscovered world around, and even ON, us. This TEDxSantaCruz talk is one of 22 surrounding our theme of "Activate" at the third full-day TEDxSantaCruz event held March 8, 2014 at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA. http://www.tedxsantacruz.org/ Rob Dunn is a writer and evolutionary biologist who studies the life inhabiting what he considers to be one of many last frontiers, human backyards, bedrooms and bodies. He does this work by engaging the public in the study of their own homes and bodies through the yourwildlife.org project. Dunn leads projects on the mites found on adult humans, bacteria in belly buttons and guts, fungi in houses, and ants in backyards. Dunn has written three books, Every Living Thing, The Wild Life of Our Bodies, and The Man Who Touched his Own Heart (2015). In addition, he has worked with the public to publish three books based on studies based on public science, Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants, Dr. Eleanor's Book of Common Ants of New York City and The Book of Invisible Life (2015). http://www.robdunnlab.org/ In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

The Crucial Role of Citizen Scientists in Ocean Conservation | Jordan Mcrae | TEDxWanChai

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With the social platforms and technologies of the 21st century, more and more individuals are able to participate in scientific research and activities. In ocean conservation, these “Citizen Scientists”, including divers and snorkelers, can help to monitor the health of our oceans. Image credits: Universal Studios Licensing LLC, Safecast, Foldit, Jacques Cousteau, Ocean Surface Temperature, Overfishing Trawler, Hypoxic Dead Zone, Clouds over Atlantic, Ham Tin Wan, OCTO23 Technologies, Viccisitudes population by Decaires Jason Taylor, Reef Check. Jordan began his career with Lockheed Martin Space Systems as an algorithms engineer on a distributed space robotics platform. Shortly after, he created OCTO23 Technologies, an invention firm based in San Francisco and Hong Kong focusing on clean energy and ocean conservation technologies. Since 2008, OCTO23 has developed multiple spin-off technologies and companies such as a modular non-turbine wind energy generator and the B-Squares modular electronic platform, which was one of Kickstarter's top 10 funded projects in 2012. Currently Jordan is developing OCTOtalk, a technology for underwater wireless communication and Citizen Science platform for crowdsourced ocean monitoring. Jordan received his B.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.S. at Stanford University, both in the field of Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering with a focus on Robotics. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists -- The Library Channel

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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) A love of learning and teaching about pirates inspired UC San Diego’s Mark Hanna to tap the world-renowned Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages, housed in Special Collections & Archives at the UC San Diego Library, to bring history to life in his mobile classroom. Hanna’s students discover the authentic Golden Age of Piracy by reading the Hill Collection log books and other original documents, touring the Real Pirates! exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and sailing on the Californian at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Here Be Pirates: The First Citizen Scientists is presented by the UC San Diego Library Channel. Series: "The Library Channel" [Humanities] [Show ID: 28213]
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Real World: Citizen Science

Real World: Citizen Science

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On our NASA site at: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/realworld?v=real-world-citizen-science What are citizen scientists? Why is their work so important to NASA? Join Dr. Michelle Thaller as she explains how the general public, using scientific protocols, careful observations and accurate measurements, can help NASA make exciting new discoveries. Find out how you can be a citizen scientist today.
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Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

Citizen Scientists to Test 100+ U.S. Cities for Lead in the Water: EPAwatch.org

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Official announcement of EPAwatch.org The EPA has abandoned its job! So citizen scientists are taking over, testing the water for lead from 100+ cities across America. The best part? No taxpayer money required. When Big Government fails, it's time for CITIZEN SCIENCE to take over...
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Working with Citizen Scientists

Working with Citizen Scientists

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Citizen scientists, members of the public who voluntarily contribute to scientific research projects, have informed research on protein-folding, discovered new celestial bodies, and tracked wildlife after last year?s Gulf oil spill. In this discussion, the panelists share their experiences with citizen science initiatives and consider what factors contribute to a successful collaboration with interested amateurs. How have scientists created the necessary tools and infrastructure to gather data or verify analyses carried out by large numbers of citizen scientists? How do research funders and the scientific community view these projects? What does the future hold for citizen science? Panelists: David W. Hogg is an astronomer and physicist at New York University. One of the spin-offs of his research in observational cosmology, and in engineering systems that can manage and analyze enormous data sets, is Astrometry.net, a Web-based service that automatically calibrates amateur images of the sky for use in scientific investigations. Jane Hunter is a Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (ITEE) at the University of Queensland and the Director of the eResearch Lab where she leads a team developing software services for managing and analyzing scientific and research data. Rick Bonney is Director of Program Development and Evaluation at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and a co-founder of the Lab?s citizen science program. Founder and director of www.citizenscience.org, he studies the impacts of public engagement in science. Date: February 8, 2011 Sponsor: Columbia University Scholarly Communication Program Cosponsors: Department of Astronomy, Columbia University and the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
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Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

Colorado Kids Act as Citizen Scientists in National Lady Bug Hunt

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Some Colorado kids have become citizen scientists as part of a nationwide effort to catalog lady bug species. Cornell University scientists are trying to understand why some species have vanished and others have appeared. Correspondent Tom Bearden reports on the lady bug hunt that might help students discover careers in science.
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We the people, the citizen scientists | Effy Vayena | TEDxAthens

We the people, the citizen scientists | Effy Vayena | TEDxAthens

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At the intersection of multiple fields, Effy Vayena explores how values such as freedom of choice, participation and privacy are affected by recent developments in precision medicine and in digital health. Effy Vayena is Professor of Health Policy at the University of Zurich, where she leads the Health Ethics and Policy Lab. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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What is CITIZEN SCIENCE? What does CITIZEN SCIENCE mean? CITIZEN SCIENCE meaning & explanation

What is CITIZEN SCIENCE? What does CITIZEN SCIENCE mean? CITIZEN SCIENCE meaning & explanation

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What is CITIZEN SCIENCE? What does CITIZEN SCIENCE mean? CITIZEN SCIENCE meaning - CITIZEN SCIENCE definition - CITIZEN SCIENCE explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Citizen science (CS) (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, civic science, volunteer monitoring or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists. Citizen science is sometimes described as "public participation in scientific research," participatory monitoring and participatory action research. The term CS has multiple origins as well as differing concepts. It was first defined independently in the mid-1990s by Rick Bonney in the United States and Alan Irwin in the United Kingdom. Alan Irwin, a British sociologist, defines CS as "Developing concepts of scientific citizenship which foregrounds the necessity of opening up science and science policy processes to the public." Irwin sought to reclaim two dimensions of the relationship between citizens and science: 1) that science should be responsive to citizens' concerns and needs; and 2) that citizens themselves could produce reliable scientific knowledge. The American ornithologist Rick Bonney, unaware of Irwin's work, defined CS as projects in which nonscientists, such as amateur birdwatchers, voluntarily contributed scientific data. This describes a more limited role for citizens in scientific research than Irwin's conception of the term. The terms citizen science and citizen scientists entered the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in June 2014. "Citizen science" is defined as "scientific work undertaken by members of the general public, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions." "Citizen scientist" is defined as: (a) "a scientist whose work is characterized by a sense of responsibility to serve the best interests of the wider community (now rare)"; or (b) "a member of the general public who engages in scientific work, often in collaboration with or under the direction of professional scientists and scientific institutions; an amateur scientist." The first use of the term "citizen scientist" can be found in the magazine New Scientist in an article about Ufology from October 1979. Muki Haklay cites, from a policy report for the Wilson Center entitled "Citizen Science and Policy: A European Perspective," an alternate first use of the term "citizen science" by R. Kerson in the magazine MIT Technology Review from January 1989. Quoting from the Wilson Center report: "The new form of engagement in science received the name 'citizen science.' The first recorded example of the use of the term is from 1989, describing how 225 volunteers across the US collected rain samples to assist the Audubon Society in an acid-rain awareness raising campaign. The volunteers collected samples, checked for acidity, and reported back to the organization. The information was then used to demonstrate the full extent of the phenomenon." A "Green Paper on Citizen Science" was published in 2013 by the European Commission’s Digital Science Unit and Socientize.eu, which included a definition for CS, referring to "the general public engagement in scientific research activities when citizens actively contribute to science either with their intellectual effort or surrounding knowledge or with their tools and resources. Participants provide experimental data and facilities for researchers, raise new questions and co-create a new scientific culture. While adding value, volunteers acquire new learning and skills, and deeper understanding of the scientific work in an appealing way. As a result of this open, networked and trans-disciplinary scenario, science-society-policy interactions are improved leading to a more democratic research, based on evidence-informed decision making." Citizen science may be performed by individuals, teams, or networks of volunteers. Citizen scientists often partner with professional scientists to achieve common goals. Large volunteer networks often allow scientists to accomplish tasks that would be too expensive or time consuming to accomplish through other means.
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Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

Citizen science: Chandra Clarke at TEDxChathamKent

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Citizen science is a way for the average person to do real "help answer the big questions" science. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

Could a citizen scientist win a Nobel Prize?

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Scientific discovery is a birthright, not just a profession, says Jessica Richman, whose uBiome project provides research tools and inspiration to the masses. She explains at TEDMED 2013.
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Citizen Scientists Discover Multi-Planet System

Citizen Scientists Discover Multi-Planet System

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A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers, part of the online platform Zooniverse, using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope. This is the first multi-planet system discovered entirely through crowdsourcing. A study describing the system has been accepted for publication in The Astronomical Journal. https://authors.library.caltech.edu/84280/ Thousands of citizen scientists got to work on Kepler data in 2017 when Exoplanet Explorers launched. It was featured on a program called Stargazing Live on the Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). On the final night of the three-day program, researchers announced the discovery of a four-planet system. Since then, they have named it K2-138 and determined that it has a fifth planet -- and perhaps even a sixth, according to the new paper. Caltech Read more here: http://www.caltech.edu/news/citizen-scientists-discover-five-planet-system-80989 SUBSCRIBE TO THE KEPLER TELESCOPE CHANNEL HERE: https://www.youtube.com/user/MRSTARGAZERNATION Clips, images credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) Music credit: YouTube Audio Library Intro: Time Passing By by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Broken Reality by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400010 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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ScienceCasts: Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space

ScienceCasts: Citizen Scientists Discover Yellow Balls in Space

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Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Citizen scientists scanning images from a NASA observatory have found "yellow balls" in space that may hold important clues to the mysteries of starbirth. Spitzer Space Telescope: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/
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Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

Pick Your Passion with Citizen Science

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Find your inner scientist! Log on to Citizenscience.gov or Zooniverse.org to see hundreds of Citizen Science projects. Get involved and explore the world around you while helping with real scientific research.
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This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

This Bat Locator App Will Make You a Citizen Scientist

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Citizen scientists who voluntarily collect and record data on bats, birds, frogs or other animals, have a new tool from a Boston-based company, Wildlife Acoustics, for finding bats. Video by Ali Withers ---------- Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Amphibian Monitoring with Citizen Scientists

Amphibian Monitoring with Citizen Scientists

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Follow our Woodland Park Zoo ZooCorps and Citizen Scientist Volunteers as they explore Carkeek Park in Seattle and show you some of the ways we monitor for amphibians in our wetlands. Woodland Park Zoo, Northwest Trek, and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium partnered with Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) to train volunteers in surveying for amphibian egg masses in local ponds and wetlands for the third year. Participants are trained in the WDFW-approved protocol as well as in identification of the egg masses of eight different amphibian species. Volunteers have access to monitoring tools, including hip waders, digital cameras, and GPS units, and are monitoring for the presence of egg masses once a month from February through August in a local pond or wetland. Data sheets with information on locations of sightings are sent to biologists at WDFW, who use the information to monitor the presence of these species at sites across western Washington. To learn more visit: http://www.zoo.org/citizenscience Produced by Kirsten Pisto Interviews: Jordan Veasley Film: Gio Guerra Photo stills: Dennis Dow, Mark Thompson and K. Martin
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Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

Top Citizen Science Kids - Behind the News

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Citizen Scientists are ordinary people who help scientists make amazing breakthroughs in research. But did you know some of Australia's top citizen scientists are actually kids? TEACHER RESOURCES (yr5-7 Science) "Students will learn more about citizen science, conduct research into a native Australian animal and participate in citizen science projects." http://www.abc.net.au/btn/resources/teacher/episode/20170606-citizensciencekids.pdf BTN STORY PAGE http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4678941.htm RELATED BTN STORY Citizen Science http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3814896.htm
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Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

Eclipse Megamovie: Citizen science for the 2017 total solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017 will be a very special day. For the first time in 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the United States. It’s not only an opportunity for millions of people to appreciate this rare astronomical event, but a chance for scientists to gain a better understanding of how the sun’s atmosphere behaves. Enter the Eclipse Megamovie Project. Led by the University of California at Berkeley, scientists from multiple universities are turning to citizen scientists for help gathering images of the sun and its atmosphere, the corona. Volunteers armed with standard photography equipment—a camera, telephoto lens, and tripod—will capture photos of the eclipse as the moon’s shadow passes over their part of the country. Once this huge dataset is collected, it’s Google’s turn. We’ll use our technology to algorithmically align and process the images submitted by citizen scientists to create a continuous view of the eclipse: the Eclipse Megamovie. In addition to the movie, the full dataset of images will be made available to the public and the scientific community. Time will only tell what insights and projects may come from this rich collection. If you’ll be on the path of totality and plan on taking pictures, the project needs your help. Head to https://eclipsemega.movie/ to learn more about how to join and take the best eclipse photographs possible.
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