Citizen Science is the public involvement, where anyone can participate, in inquiry and discovery of new scientific knowledge. In a citizen science project, an individual voluntarily, even without a formal science background, contributes his time, effort and resources toward scientific research in collaboration with professional scientists or alone. These non-professionals volunteers take part in crowdsourcing, data analysis and data collection. The idea is to break down big tasks into understandable components that anyone can perform.


The ESCAPE Citizen Science (CS) is an ambitious astronomy and astroparticle physics programme of scientific and public engagement that trains and educates the community in the usage and implementation of the ESCAPE services and ESFRI facilities, in line with the FAIR principles.

The ESCAPE CS programme engages the society at large, namely young people, to foster innovation in science and technology, contribute to real scientific discoveries and support the implementation of EOSC via the next generation of university students, scientists and engineers, who are the future users of the ESFRI facilities.

What will you get from ESCAPE Citizen Science Programme?

  • Training events and international workshops
  • Digital forums for two-way dialogue with professional scientists
  • Open educational resources
  • Citizen science applications & experiments
  • Online video material, namely the “Sixty Second Adventures in Astronomy” series


Interested in taking part of ESCAPE Citizen Science Programme?

Find the ESCAPE Citizen Science Programmes below

SuperWASP - Black Hole Hunters

SuperWASP is the Wide Angle Search for Planets. There are lots of hidden black holes in our galaxy, only a handful will be orbiting in a planet that means they pass in front of their companion star when viewed from the Earth using SuperWASP. The rarity of these perfectly aligned systems means is very rare. Make science history and help us find one!


An unprecedented view of what skies look like at radio wavelengths, with answer many questions on the evolution of galaxies and the supermassive black holes that they harbour. Sort through this fascinating, state of the art radio data  and identify supermassive black holes and starforming galaxies!

Clump Scout

Clump Scout

In the nearby Universe, most galaxies can be categorized as spirals, ellipticals, or irregular systems. However, in the more distant (and younger) Universe, galaxy shapes were more diverse and galaxies with "clumpy" structures dominate. Take a closer look at galaxies and identify "clumpy" galaxies in our own cosmic backyard.