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Stellar Classification Online Public Exploration (SCOPE)

Main Project Information
Goal Help mine data from photographic images of star spectra.
Task Observe and classify stars never before classified.
Where Online only 1 PARI Drive, Rosman NC Rosman 28704
Description

Stellar Classification Online Public Exploration needs the help of citizen scientists to observe and classify stars never before classified. The goal is to mine data from photographic images of star spectra, which result from light absorption in the outer surface of a star. Star spectra are made available online where citizen scientists can compare them to stars with known spectra.

Don't wait--be the first to classify one of hundreds of thousands of stars that have never been seen before!

How to Join

To begin classifying stars, register an account at the following website: http://scope.pari.edu/. An email confirmation of your account will be sent. Once registered, the project provides a step-by-step tutorial here: http://scope.pari.edu/takepart.php.

Website http://scope.pari.edu/
Required Gear

A computer with Internet access and the JAVA software version 1.6 or greater, which can be downloaded for free at the following site: http://java.sun.com/products/archive/j2se/6u6/index.html.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At school, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Project Updated 04/21/2017