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IDENTIFICATION

Participant's homepage
Start date :
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description We're asking you to help us find and draw circles on infrared image data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the material that we see in these images helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time. Purpose The Milky Way Project is currently working with data taken from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL). We aim to bring you a host of interesting science problems as time goes by, and to begin with we're looking for bubbles. These bubbles are part of the life cycle of stars. Some bubbles have already been found - by the study that inspired this project - but we want to find more! By finding more, we will build up a comprehensive view of not only these bubbles, but our galaxy as a whole. We're asking you to help us map star formation in our galaxy. ? Research question The bubbles you see in this project are sometimes complete, and round, but often not. There are a great many bubbles that look like they have burst or faded away - or been disrupted by other bubbles. You can help us in this area by identifying bursting or distorted bubbles and figuring out the angle at which they burst or the eccentricity of their shape. This information will allow us to reconstruct bubbles to see how it evolved and grew. Maybe the bubble ran out of material, or maybe there is something stranger afoot!

TEAM

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University of Oxford

Project team page http://www.milkywayproject.org/team Leader: Institution: University of Oxford Partner institutions: Adler Planetarium, Jeremiah Horrocks, Herschel Institute, Spitzer Space Telescope, HiGal Contact: http://www.milkywayproject.org/contact

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE: data analysis, data interpretation
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY:


GAMING GENRE NONE
GAMING ELEMENTS: NONE

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description Mark images with circles and flags, annotate them with categories. Interaction with objects

Interface

  • Data type to manipulate: pictures
  • interface enjoyment:
  • Interface usability:

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial:
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: x
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance:
  • Collective performance: Somewhat
  • Research progress: Somewhat

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: website, blog, forum
  • Social Network: N/A
  • Member profiles:: N/A
  • Member profile elements:
NEWS & EVENTS
  • Main news site:
  • Frequency of project news updates: N/A
  • Type of events:
  • Frequency of events :

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based)
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): N/A
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other:
  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://www.milkywayproject.org/
Start date:
End date: Still open
Infrastructure: Zooniverse

2 TEAM

Official team page:http://www.milkywayproject.org/team
Leader:
Institution: University of Oxford
Partner institutions: Adler Planetarium, Jeremiah Horrocks, Herschel Institute, Spitzer Space Telescope, HiGal
Contact: http://www.milkywayproject.org/contact
Main location: University of Oxford

3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > astronomy, astrophysics (space)

3.2 Description

We're asking you to help us find and draw circles on infrared image data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the material that we see in these images helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time.

3.3 Purpose.

The Milky Way Project is currently working with data taken from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL). We aim to bring you a host of interesting science problems as time goes by, and to begin with we're looking for bubbles. These bubbles are part of the life cycle of stars. Some bubbles have already been found - by the study that inspired this project - but we want to find more! By finding more, we will build up a comprehensive view of not only these bubbles, but our galaxy as a whole. We're asking you to help us map star formation in our galaxy.

3.4 Research question.

The bubbles you see in this project are sometimes complete, and round, but often not. There are a great many bubbles that look like they have burst or faded away - or been disrupted by other bubbles. You can help us in this area by identifying bursting or distorted bubbles and figuring out the angle at which they burst or the eccentricity of their shape. This information will allow us to reconstruct bubbles to see how it evolved and grew. Maybe the bubble ran out of material, or maybe there is something stranger afoot!

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 Tasks description.

Mark images with circles and flags, annotate them with categories.

4.2 .

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: NO Thinking: NO
Sensing: NO Gaming: NO
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: Gaming elements:
Interface
Data type to manipulate: pictures interface enjoyment:
Interface usability:
Member profiles::N/A
Member profile elements:


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: YES
Training sequence: NO
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: YES
collective performance: Somewhat
research progress: Somewhat

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication: website, blog, forum
Social Network: N/A

Main news site:
Frequency of project news updates: N/A
Type of events:
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based):
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): N/A
Has team work N/A

Other information about community:
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Capture d’écran 2013-11-14 à 15.26.38.png Yes [[has completion level::Medium]

http://www.milkywayproject.org/team

University of Oxford http://www.milkywayproject.org/contact

Yes astronomy, astrophysics Natural sciences space The Milky Way Project is currently working with data taken from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL). We aim to bring you a host of interesting science problems as time goes by, and to begin with we're looking for bubbles. These bubbles are part of the life cycle of stars. Some bubbles have already been found - by the study that inspired this project - but we want to find more! By finding more, we will build up a comprehensive view of not only these bubbles, but our galaxy as a whole. We're asking you to help us map star formation in our galaxy. The bubbles you see in this project are sometimes complete, and round, but often not. There are a great many bubbles that look like they have burst or faded away - or been disrupted by other bubbles. You can help us in this area by identifying bursting or distorted bubbles and figuring out the angle at which they burst or the eccentricity of their shape. This information will allow us to reconstruct bubbles to see how it evolved and grew. Maybe the bubble ran out of material, or maybe there is something stranger afoot!

The Milky Way Project Mark images with circles and flags, annotate them with categories. data analysis, data interpretation


pictures, other: Thinking: no Computing: no Sensing: no Gaming: no



yes N/A no yes N/A N/A

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N/A website, blog, forum N/A



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Medium



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BIBLIOGRAPHY
Facts about "The Milky Way Project"
Has addressUniversity of Oxford +
Has citizen science subject areaspace +
Has collective performance feedbackN/A +
Has community managerN/A +
Has community toolsWebsite +, Blog + and Forum +
Has completion levelMedium +
Has contact person URLhttp://www.milkywayproject.org/contact +
Has data types to manipulatepictures +
Has field of scienceastronomy + and astrophysics +
Has individual performance feedbackyes +
Has infrastructureZooniverse +
Has main institutionUniversity of Oxford +
Has member profilesN/A +
Has participant contribution typedata analysis + and data interpretation +
Has participant task descriptionMark images with circles and flags, annotate them with categories. +
Has partner institutionsAdler Planetarium +, Jeremiah Horrocks +, Herschel Institute +, Spitzer Space Telescope + and HiGal +
Has peer to peer guidanceN/A +
Has project access URLhttp://www.milkywayproject.org/ +
Has project descriptionWe're asking you to help us find and draw circles on infrared image data from the Spitzer Space Telescope. Understanding the material that we see in these images helps scientists to learn how stars form and how our galaxy changes and evolves with time. +
Has project nameThe Milky Way Project +
Has project news updatesN/A +
Has project purposeThe Milky Way Project is currently working
The Milky Way Project is currently working with data taken from the Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire (GLIMPSE) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer Galactic Plane Survey (MIPSGAL). We aim to bring you a host of interesting science problems as time goes by, and to begin with we're looking for bubbles. These bubbles are part of the life cycle of stars. Some bubbles have already been found - by the study that inspired this project - but we want to find more! By finding more, we will build up a comprehensive view of not only these bubbles, but our galaxy as a whole. We're asking you to help us map star formation in our galaxy.
help us map star formation in our galaxy. +
Has research progress feedbackN/A +
Has research questionThe bubbles you see in this project are sometimes complete +, and round +, but often not. There are a great many bubb
but often not. There are a great many bubbles that look like they have burst or faded away - or been disrupted by other bubbles. You can help us in this area by identifying bursting or distorted bubbles and figuring out the angle at which they burst or the eccentricity of their shape. This information will allow us to reconstruct bubbles to see how it evolved and grew. Maybe the bubble ran out of material
grew. Maybe the bubble ran out of material + and or maybe there is something stranger afoot! +
Has screenshotCapture d’écran 2013-11-14 à 15.26.38.png +
Has social software sitesN/A +
Has subject areaNatural sciences +
Has team linkhttp://www.milkywayproject.org/team +
Has team workN/A +
Has training sequenceno +
Has tutorials and documentationyes +
Has volonteer computingno +
Has volonteer gamingno +
Has volonteer sensingno +
Has volonteer thinkingno +
Is opentrue +
Last editionNovember 14, 2013 +