Galaxy Zoo on Slashdot, again
So far, Galaxy Zoo has been Slashdotted three times. It seems that by now, Galaxy Zoo has entered the web consciousness to such a degree that we get mentions like this:
“I’m a physics teacher and have been wondering what ways it’s possible to get students to participate in or donate to real science projects. I encourage my students to help out with things like Galaxy Zoo (which has just released a new version) and to get them to install BOINC on their personal computers. Do Slashdotters out there have any other suggestions that would be appropriate for the 11-18 age range? Extra credit if you can think of a way that I can track their progress so that I can give them extra credit.”
Cool, good to see how far it does go 🙂
Me two . . .
I’m wearing my new Galaxy Zoo t-shirt today : D
Interesting to know the far reaches of Galaxy Zoo.
The extra credit can be counted by having them create an account in class and periodically showing you their progress. They could also provide to you their login info so you can check each account throughout the semester.
BOINC (or really a SETI account) would not require a password to see their progress, but it might help to know if they are using multiple computers.