Citizen Science

Stephen Serjeant (Open University, United Kingdom) - ASTERICS Work Package 2

Part of our mission is to engage with the general public as well as technical audiences, so we are developing citizen science experiments that address genuine and pressing science questions, while involving the public directly in knowledge discovery. Our Muon Hunter project has been a runaway success. The goal of this project is to search for muons originating from cosmic rays. The project uses data from the VERITAS telescope array, which in turn is a precursor facility for the CTA. The public response has been spectacular, with 1.3 million classifications in the first five days.

To try it yourself, click on the image below.