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All new in the Galaxy Zoo

Posted by gazjjohnson on 19 February, 2009

I was going to blog about my trip to Aber over the last two days, but then I had a more exciting email (sorry repository world) – Galaxy Zoo, my favourite collaborative astrophysics project has just launched Galaxy Zoo 2.  Both myself and my other half spent many happy hours with the first version classifying galaxies observed from the Sloan Deep Sky images.  It is curiously addictive, and more importantly – it’s for SCIENCE!

And did I mention you didn’t need to be an astrophysics specialist or former image analysis scientist to take part?  And considering how natural classification comes to most librarians, you’d be mad to miss it.  Well worth a look, and certainly more than a little soothing to do in those five minutes between reinventing Library 2.0 or solving the world’s information literacy challenges!

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