The millionth click

It’s been a great day – we sailed past our target of 1 million clicks in 100 hours late this Saturday morning. The site became a little sluggish as the couter got closer and closer to the 1 million mark, probably because everyone was hitting the refresh button (I know I was!).

Anyway, we made it and with plenty of time to spare. We’ll keep the Zoonometerβ„’ until the end of the 100 hours to see how far we get – my bet is for something close to 1.5 million.

So I know you all want to know. Who made the 1 millionth click and what was the galaxy? The galaxy that received the 1 millionth click was this this gem SDSS J084054.83+422839.8:

The Zooite to make the 1 millionth click was jdavenport. jdavenport joined Galaxy Zoo back in August 2008 when the original Galaxy Zoo was still active. jdavenport has also classified a serious number of galaxies: 531! Thanks jdavenport for all of your help with Galaxy Zoo and thanks to all of you for helping us achieve 1 million clicks in (less than) 100 hours!

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27 responses to “The millionth click”

  1. Curtis W. Garrett says :

    Congrats jdavenport! I’m sure someone can award you a virtual cup of tea. What the heck! Virtual tea all around! As they say in the UK, “We all deserve a cuppa.”

  2. Adrianus V says :

    Great, what a milestone! Congratulations. πŸ™‚

  3. margo calisto says :

    Fantastic news – GZ ROCKS!

  4. dave says :

    Great work everyone and hi5 to Jdavenport for the million!

  5. Mark O'Connell says :

    I say the graphic for the thermometer needs to break at the top and shoot out orange-redish color all over the place.

  6. geebers says :

    Since the clicks are way ahead of schedule, what about a million galaxies?

  7. nichola says :

    I am in agreement with Mark (but maybe with some stars? appropriate?)

  8. kev says :

    can u make classification counter in classifying page so i could track myself easier.

  9. Peter Colenberg says :

    Fireworks would seriously interfere with the classifying – back to work, the lot of you.

  10. Pat says :

    Well done everyone for your clicks and well done Arfon for keeping it all up and running. πŸ™‚ Yeah we made the million!!!! πŸ˜€

  11. Alice says :

    Late morning? I made it at 1:50 p.m. Saturday afternoon. That was, I think, 72 hours 50 minutes into the 100 hours, though I may well have done my sums wrong πŸ˜€

    Mark – I agree with the zoonometer – or else it should expand!

    Now who’s going to help me classify the rest?

  12. josan says :

    A beautiful galaxy for a great moment!

    Congratulations for everyboy.

  13. Tsering says :

    Congratulations to everybody – it was great to be a (very small!) part of it πŸ™‚

  14. gabri says :

    If only we could keep up this pace πŸ™‚ A big thank you to everyone who made the count go up over the last 100 hours and especially to the people at NEMO (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), both who made it all possible and the thousands of visitors that dived behind the computers to go and give it a try.
    Big hurray for astronomy πŸ™‚

  15. joolsp says :

    crongratulations to everyone on helping

  16. Hanny says :

    Heh, congrats to J and everyone else as well. πŸ˜‰

  17. drbooth says :

    Tip of the old hat to Jdavenport for the hitting the million milestone and another tip of the hat to all the other participants that put the numbers where they are.

  18. brian says :

    good idea to leave the zoonometer keep going. It would be interesting to get the date the zoonometer started as if it will be staying on a more permanent basis, be interesting to see how much progress was made from when

    CONGRATS to all who helped for the million mark!

  19. jack21222 says :

    Since you’re keeping the thermometer up, is there any chance you can set it to the current grand total of all the clicks since the beginning of Zoo 2?

  20. Charles says :

    That was fun! Let’s do it again … later maybe..Congrats JDavenport…

  21. zeus2007 says :

    Congrats to jdavenport, now a thought…I don’t know if anyone here has read Mr. John Sandford’s (this isn’t his real name it’s John something else) Prey books. It’s a serie of 15 (from last count) books featuring a Minnesota cop named Lucas Davenport, so I was wondering when I read jdavenport and it reminded me of the series (I’m currently starting to read Invisible Prey, the one before last in the series. The other is Phanton Prey). It’s a pretty good series, it has lots of action and yeah a little bit of stuff not for kids under 18, but other than that it’s awesome. Sorry for writing all this stuff that has nothing to do with GZ, my apologies.

  22. galaxx says :

    Congratulations all around!

  23. Alice says :

    What was the total for the whole 100 hours?

  24. Hofi says :


    At first I want to gratulate all of you who have helped to get this number of analysed galaxsies. It would be great if we could make such records more often…


    Good question, Alice!
    I would like to know the number too, but I cannot find it…


  25. Peter Smith says :

    Hi Arfon
    Have you taught your 5 month old son to classify yet?

  26. DancesWithWords says :

    Great result. I was quite proud of us all. By the way does anyone have a screen capture of the Zootometer final total at the 100 hour? I’d like to add it to my blog post. Thanks.

  27. wlindboe says :

    i am so pleased that the millionth galaxy was a triple!

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