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?
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!
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.