Press release: Astronomy magazine joins in partnership with SciStarter to promote citizen science projects

Posted by David Eicher
on Friday, October 2, 2015

I’m delighted to announce that good friend Darlene Cavalier of SciStarter and the Science Cheerleaders has initiated a partnership with Astronomy magazine to bring you astronomically themed citizen science projects.

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Press release follows . . .

Astronomy enthusiasts can join forces with researchers through a partnership between Astronomy magazine and SciStarter

A “citizen science” movement is sweeping the country. Now, astronomy enthusiasts who want to collaborate with leading scientists can visit to join cutting-edge research projects.

Astronomy is teaming up with SciStarter to present featured Citizen Science projects through a dynamic project showcase.  Each week, a new citizen science project from SciStarter’s curated Project Finder will be featured on, ranging from analyzing distant galaxies online to participating in outdoor star gazing. The projects will make it simple for everyone to jump in and contribute to scientific research.

Astronomy magazine’s staff is very excited to welcome SciStarter as a partner in spreading citizen science astronomy projects,” said David Eicher, editor of Astronomy magazine. “Together, we will raise awareness of the universe around us and make the world a better, smarter place.”

Researchers and team leaders who want their project featured can submit it to the SciStarter Project Finder for consideration by the SciStarter editors.  


About SciStarter
SciStarter enables people to contribute to science through informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.  The site features more than 1,000 active, searchable projects and a community of vibrant participants from around the world.

About Astronomy
 Astronomy offers you the most exciting, visually stunning, thorough, and timely coverage of the heavens above. Each monthly issue includes expert science reporting, vivid color photography, complete sky-event coverage, spot-on observing tips, informative equipment reviews, and more. All of this comes in an easy-to-understand user-friendly style that's perfect for astronomers at any level.

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