Posts Tagged ‘Galaxy Zoo’

1000th posting on Thing of the Day!

October 21, 2011

After four years of rounding up the “bizarre and brilliant of the web” the Library blog reaches a milestone today with the publication of our 1000th posting. To celebrate this achievement we thought it might be fun to have a look back at some past TOTD favourites with a list of our ‘Top 10’ sites. So, in no particular order…

  1. Giant Lego Boulder
  2. Anamorphic Illusions
  3. Draw a Stickman
  4. Sodaplay
  5. Flurrious
  6. Wordle
  7. The Ugly Dance
  8. 21 Accents
  9. Galaxy Zoo and our very first entry in October 2007:
  10. Le Book

And in case you just had to have a new one:

Jemma Foster’s collection of 12 illustrated short stories made from recycled cardboard and painted by hand in Argentina.

Many thanks to all who’ve contributed links and ideas over the years.  Keep them coming!

Milky Way Project

December 8, 2010

Yesterday saw the launch of the new Zooniverse site – The Milkway Project. This time you are invited to identify bubbles, star clusters, galaxies and ghostly red ‘fuzzy’ objects within the infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope imagery.

Galaxy Zoo & Douglas Adams

June 15, 2009

We’ve talked about Galaxy Zoo here before and Douglas Adams has had a look in as well.  But it’s not often we get to mention both in the same breath. 

However, the latter has been cited in a paper by the former and is certainly worth a look even if you never read another academic paper this year:

Galaxy Zoo 2

February 17, 2009

A little over a year ago we mentioned Galaxy Zoo where you could help astronomers and cosmologists identify galaxies.  Much success all round.  And well done to the University’s very own Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation which is involved in this.

Today Zoo 2 is launched and focuses on the “nearest, brightest and most beautiful” galaxies but lets you spend more time with them and really develop a relationship.

Join the ranks of those who zoo.

They also Twitter:

You can read more about the project here:

Galaxy Zoo

January 15, 2008

Here’s a blog from the Galaxy Zoo project that might interest cosmologists, astronomers and many more besides.  From beautiful infrared images to a talk on ‘how astronomers die’ there’s lots of interest and beauty here: