Fulfilling Service Hour Requirements through Zooniverse

Over the past week a number of students and organizations have reached out to us to see if Zooniverse participation can fulfill volunteering/service hour requirements for graduation, scholarships, etc. The short answer is — Yes! Many organizations welcome and encourage Zooniverse participation as a way to fulfill service hour requirements.  We recommend that organizations place … Continue reading Fulfilling Service Hour Requirements through Zooniverse

Corporate Digital Engagement and volunteering through Zooniverse

Over the years a growing number of companies have included Zooniverse in their digital engagement and volunteer efforts, connecting their employee network with real research projects that need their help. It’s been lovely hearing the feedback from employees: “This was an awesome networking event where we met different team members and also participated in a … Continue reading Corporate Digital Engagement and volunteering through Zooniverse

Fixed Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability on Zoomapper App

On 9 November 2020, a security researcher notified us of a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability on our zoomapper application. This service hosts tile sets that are used to render maps for a small number of other Zooniverse applications, but is not connected to any critical Zooniverse infrastructure. This XSS vulnerability could have allowed users to … Continue reading Fixed Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability on Zoomapper App

Why you should use Docker in your research

Last month I gave a talk at the Wetton Workshop in Oxford. Unlike the other talks that week, mine wasn’t about astronomy. I was talking about Docker – a useful tool which has become popular among people who run web services. We use it for practically everything here, and it’s pretty clear that researchers would … Continue reading Why you should use Docker in your research

The Zooniverse responds to the Caribbean Hurricanes of 2017

The following post is by Dr Brooke Simmons, who has been leading the Zooniverse efforts to help in the aftermath of the recent Caribbean storms. This year has seen a particularly devastating storm season. As Hurricane Irma was picking up steam and moving towards the Caribbean, we spoke to our disaster relief partners at Rescue Global … Continue reading The Zooniverse responds to the Caribbean Hurricanes of 2017

A Change in the Weather

Today’s guest blog comes from Kathy Wendolkowski. Kathy contacted the Zooniverse development group at the Adler Planetarium asking for some some education materials relating to Zooniverse and online citizen science she could share with policy makers in her school district.  We had a great conversation about using Zooniverse projects for student service learning requirements.  Kathy is … Continue reading A Change in the Weather

The Zooniverse Goes Historical

Today sees the launch of another Zooniverse project – and it’s something a little bit different. Old Weather asks you to journey back to the early years of the twentieth century, and comb through Royal Naval logbooks in search of climate data. It’s surprising, but one of the major problems in testing models that predict … Continue reading The Zooniverse Goes Historical