ABC’s National Science Week citizen science project Galaxy Explorer has been a huge success, with every single one of the 220,000 galaxies in GAMA batch classified by the minimum of five different users (to exclude inadvertent or malicious misclassification), for a total of over one million classifications!

https://www.galaxyexplorer.net.au/
ABC’s National Science Week citizen science project ‘Galaxy Explorer’

Galaxy Explorer had 18,163 registered participants, which averages out at 55 galaxy classifications per user.

As at 27 August the highest number of classifications done by a single user was over 17,000, and the most for a school group was 12,000!

That single user figure is incredible, but let’s just hope they weren’t compromising quality in the pursuit of quantity!

As for me I classified 161 galaxies, so I’m content to be above-average 😉

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