Happy birthday to us.
Galaxy Zoo is three years old today. Three years ago, I opened my laptop in the back of a Royal Astronomical Society meeting, connected my laptop to the rather flakey wifi network and noticed the site had crashed under the sheer weight of demand.
Three years on, we’ve produced excellent science, have moved on to the distant Universe, built the Zooniverse and, thanks to the contributions of every single person who has ever classified a galaxy, established that involving the public in research is an excellent way to get things done. Here’s to the next three years.
P.S. You can hear Kevin and I discussing his work on active galaxies on today’s 365 days of astronomy podcast.
P.P.S. Thanks in particular to the forum for their birthday cards and best wishes.