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People-powered science: citizen science in the 19th and 21st centuries

21 May, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

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From classifying the cosmos to tracking British bees, citizen science has captivated the imagination of the British public; online platforms such as Zooniverse have over 1 million participants. But, you might be surprised to hear that this isn’t a new thing. Long before the internet put data at our fingertips, researchers capitalised on the power of many.

Join the Constructing Scientific Communities team for an informal discussion-based event. Learn how 19th-century models are offering ways of harnessing this huge popular interest, and how these models are helping to advance science.

Speakers:

Professor Sally Shuttleworth – Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford
Professor Chris Lintott – Professor of Astrophysics & Citizen Science Lead, University of Oxford
Dr Berris Charnley – Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Constructing Scientific Communities

Details

Date:
21 May, 2015
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/05/citizen-science/

Organizer

The Royal Society
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7451 2500
Website:
https://royalsociety.org/

Venue

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)20 7451 2500
Website:
https://royalsociety.org/