Citizen science supplies people, resources and perspectives to help conduct valuable research. There are simply not enough scientists, devices and time to collect and process all the data that exists about our universe. Citizen scientists fill this gap by turning their time and passion into a helpful set of eyes and hands, often helping to conduct data collection or analysis. This work meaningfully helps expand our knowledge of the world around us.
Anyone can participate in citizen science. Most citizen scientists are not professional scientists. They are everyday people, who are curious or concerned, who want to support and collaborate with others.
Citizen science is a great way to meet people and expand your perspective. No matter your generation, geography, education or interests, there is a meaningful citizen science project for you.
With citizen science, the impossible becomes a reality. People from across the globe can quickly and efficiently collaborate, observe unique phenomena, collect information, process massive data samples, and explore uncharted territory. Everyday people can participate in the thrill of discovery and leave a scientific legacy.
The Unistellar Network conducts citizen space science in partnership with working astronomers at the SETI Institute. The eVscope and eVscope eQuinox are precise scientific instruments that can collect faint, distant light which is imperceptible to the human eye. Unistellar’s global array of digital telescopes is used to observe space objects such as asteroids, comets, exoplanets and more. This data is collected by citizen astronomers and supplied to scientists at SETI, who analyze the data and develop predictions and models.
Interested? Find out more about the 6 best citizen science projects we’ve identified for space-lovers.