It was a year ago today…

That this press release hit the web. Kevin, Kate and I spent the morning of the 10th July 2007 at <a href="Science Oxford, who’d agreed to host an event for us. A local school providing a clutch of willing sixth formers and we spent a few hours classifying galaxies with them, alongside Christine McGourty and the BBC cameras were there aiming to produce a piece for the 6 o’clock news.

Sadly we didn’t make it – I think it was a report on why the Sun isn’t causing climate change that beat us to the punch – but we did get a phone call asking me to go on the next morning’s Today program and the rest is history. I’m going to write more tomorrow as the 11th is the true birthday as far as I’m concerned, but if you’d told me a year later we’d be where we are – HST time, four papers submitted, this many people involved and this much fun – I’d have thought you were mad.

Here’s to our second year, to Zoo 2 and to much more.

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12 responses to “It was a year ago today…”

  1. Joseph K. H. Cheng says :

    Happy birthday to the ZOO ! Congratulations to the TEAM, the Zookeepers, the Mods and all Zooites. My birthday present to the ZOO and citizen science is my galaxy analysis tally of the 800,000 mark which was achieved a few minutes ago.

  2. Waveney says :

    I should have some good news on the Merger front sometime this evening, just in time for the celebrations…

  3. ElisabethB says :

    What a year it’s been !
    Congratulations to all !

  4. Pat says :

    Happy Birthday, Congratulations and well done everyone!!!!!

    Oh and I would like to also wish Gumbosea a Happy Birthday too, as his birthday is tomorrow also.

  5. fluffyporcupine says :

    Happy birthday and congrats! Lets hope the coming year is just as good!

  6. Alice says :

    A year like no other, and I could never go back. Many happy returns and may today become a day to mark for many decades!

    And I am so, so happy to have met you all, virtually or otherwise!


  7. Tarquin Q. Zanzibar says :

    Congratulations & Happy Birthday!



    Van Harte Gefeliciteerd

    Yom Huledet Sameakh

    Bon anniversaire

    ¡feliz cumpleaños!

    Wszystkiego najlepszego!

    Halala ngosuku lokuzalwa

  8. EricFDiaz says :

    A truly extraordinary accomplishment by everyone involved with Galaxy Zoo! Congratulations to all and Happy Birthday Galaxy Zoo!

  9. Half65 says :

    Happy Birthday.

  10. Infinity says :

    Congratulations. And we probably are mad!

  11. Hanny says :

    Van harte gefeliciteerd GZ! 😉

    I like that speech Chris. And what a nice year it was indeed. Personally, I’ve learned so much, had so much fun and met some of my now best friends. So, thanks and yes please to the many happy returns.


  12. lehensuge says :

    Oui, bon anniversaire !

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