Interested in Space? Become a citizen scientist! 

Planet Four: https://www.planetfour.org

Come help explore the surface of Mars.

Cosmo Quest: https://cosmoquest.org

Help NASA scientists make maps of scientifically interesting features in our Solar System. You can map craters on the Moon, Mercury, and trace the splatter of asteroid impacts on Vesta. All these worlds are yours to explore!

Galaxy Explorer: https://www.galaxyexplorer.net.au/

Anyone can join in and help astronomers classify galaxies up to 3-4 billion light years away. The online citizen science project is undertaken by ABC Science in conjunction with the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, WA., Australia.

Globe at Night: https://www.globeatnight.org

Invites citizen-scientists to measure & submit their night sky brightness observations.

Galaxy Zoo: https://www.galaxyzoo.org/

Classify Galaxies observed by Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) according to their shapes. Is it Spiral, Elliptical, Irregular?

Planet Hunters: https://www.planethunters.org/

Find undiscovered planets by looking at how the brightness of a star changes over time (Transit Method of exoplanet detections)!

Disk Detective: http://www.diskdetective.org/

NASA’s WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) mission has images of thousands of debris disks and YSO disks. These disks are buried among images of millions of other kinds of astronomical objects like galaxies and nebulae, and mixed in with images that contain artifacts created by the telescope itself. In Disk Detective, you will help astronomers find these disks, homes for extrasolar planets.

Milky Way Project: https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/povich/milky-way-project

Measure and map our galaxy by looking through tens of thousands of images from the Spitzer Space Telescope and WISE satellite observatory.

Zooniverse (People Powered Science): https://www.zooniverse.org/

The Zooniverse enables everyone to take part in real cutting-edge research in many fields across the sciences, humanities, and more. The Zooniverse creates opportunities for you to unlock answers and contribute to real discoveries.

NASA Solve: http://www.nasa.gov/solve/index.html

Gateway to engage in the NASA/USA aerospace program through challenges, prize competitions, and crowdsourcing.

AAVSO: https://aavso.org/analyze-data

AAVSO members and observers are asked to collect data for scientists on Variable Stars and also do some analysis themselves.

 

Want to do your own Space Project? Here are the tools:

Pulsar Search Laboratory: http://pulsarsearchcollaboratory.com/

Provide high school students and their teachers with opportunities to practice 21st Century Skills while conducting world-class research in pulsar astronomy.

Real-Time Spectroscopy: http://www.rspec-astro.com/

Each element emits its own unique color spectrum. By splitting starlight and examining the spectrum, we can identify the composition of the star, its temperature, and other physical properties

Super Wide Angle Search for Planets (WASP): http://www.superwasp.org

SuperWASP detects planets by looking for ‘transits’. These occur when a planet passes in front of its parent star, temporarily obscuring some of its light. This can be detected from the Earth as a slight dimming of the star’s luminosity.

Sky View (Virtual Observatory): http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/current/cgi/titlepage.pl

SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky at wavelengths in all regimes from Radio to Gamma-Ray.

Heavens – Above: http://www.heavens-above.com

Satellite predictions and other astronomical data customised for your location.

 

More projects? Send suggestions to vikas.nath@gmail.com 

 

Upcoming Astronomy Events 

University of Toronto Telescope Tours for Public:  http://www.astro.utoronto.ca/astrotours/

The University of Toronto Planetarium Shows:  http://www.universe.utoronto.ca/planetarium-shows/

Astronomy on the Tap (19+ Event): http://www.universe.utoronto.ca/talks-lectures/astronomy-on-tap/

Monthly Recreational Astronomy Night by Royal Astronomical Society of Canada:  http://www.rascto.ca/content/recreational-astronomy-night-32

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Events Calendar: www.rascto.ca

 

Space Competitions

CanSat Competition  http://www.cansatcompetition.com/

RoboFest https://www.robofest.net

 

Tribute to Cassini 

Final Frontier https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/resources/7822/

Cassini Huygens Science Package http://sci.esa.int/cassini-huygens/31193-instruments/?fbodylongid=740

Saturn Audio Galleries https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/galleries/audio/?page=0&per_page=25&order=created_at+desc&search=&condition_1=1%3Ais_in_resource_list&category=115&href_query_params=category%3Daudio

More Saturn Sounds https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/search.html?q=sound

Top 10 Science Outcomes (Saturn) https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3139/cassini-top-10-science-highlights-2017

 

Other Cool Links

Orbit Simulator

http://orbitsimulator.com/gravitySimulatorCloud/simulations/1520214973267_A2017U7.html

Pulse of Pulsars

http://www.caltech.edu/news/taking-pulse-planets-and-stars-81122

Planetary Spectrum Generator

Can be used to generate high-resolution spectra of planetary bodies (e.g., planets, moons, comets, exoplanets). The spectroscopic suite can be also accessed remotely via the Application Program Interface (API).

https://psg.gsfc.nasa.gov

Sounds of Universe

https://www.soundsofspacetime.org/gw170104.html

Universe Sandbox

http://universesandbox.com

Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) Map

https://public.nrao.edu/vlass/vlass-progress

The Dark Energy Survey

https://www.darkenergysurvey.org

BOSS: Dark Energy and the Geometry of Space

http://www.sdss3.org/surveys/boss.php

Audio Frequency Signal Generator

http://www.ringbell.co.uk/software/audio.htm

Chandra X-Ray

http://chandra.si.edu

Millennium Run: the largest n-body computer simulation

http://www.asterank.com/galaxies

The Last Mission to the Moon: Apollo 17

http://apollo17.org

Planetary Habitability Laboratory

http://phl.upr.edu

Apps

Deep Space Network and 3D Spacecrafts Apps

https://eyes.nasa.gov/mobile-apps.html

Build Your Own

21 cm Radio Telescope

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/hydrogen-line/ and

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~npatel/hornAntennaAASposterPDF2.pdf

Introduction to Radio Astronomy

http://www.radio-astronomy.org/node/240

Yagi Antenna

https://www.radioworld.ca/search?controls%5B1%5D=yagi

 

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