Adler Planetarium’s Michelle Larson Speaks on Citizen Scientists and Astronomy
Michelle B. Larson, astrophysicist and president and chief executive officer of the Adler Planetarium, will speak on “Scientists and Citizen Scientists in Astronomy: Past, Present and Future” on Thursday, April 17, 3:30 p.m., MTCC Auditorium. The IIT chapter of Sigma Xi is sponsoring the lecture. Please contact Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Adler collaborates with Oxford University on Zooniverse.org, a citizen scientist project that involves more than one million people around the world in research, including discovering planets, mapping the surface of Mars and detecting solar flares. Larson will talk about that project, including its recent $1.8 million Google Global Impact Award, as well as other examples of citizen scientists in astronomy over the past 100 years. More »