Status Report

Twelve Years of Galaxy Zoo

By SpaceRef Editor
October 21, 2019
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Karen L. Masters (Haverford College), the Galaxy Zoo Team

(Submitted on 17 Oct 2019)

The Galaxy Zoo (GZ) project has provided quantitative visual morphologies for over a million galaxies, and has been part of a reinvigoration of interest in the morphologies of galaxies and what they reveal about galaxy evolution. Morphological information collected by GZ has shown itself to be a powerful tool for studying galaxy evolution, and GZ continues to collect classifications – currently serving imaging from DECaLS in its main site, and running a variety of related projects hosted by the Zooniverse; the citizen science platform which came out of the early success of GZ. I highlight some of the results from the last twelve years, with a particular emphasis on linking morphology and dynamics, look forward to future projects in the GZ family, and provide a quick start guide for how you can easily make use of citizen science techniques to analysis your own large and complex data sets.

Comments: Invited Review Talk at the IAU Symposium No. 353: “Galactic Dynamics in the Era of Large Surveys”. 8 pages

Subjects: Astrophysics of Galaxies (astro-ph.GA)

Cite as: arXiv:1910.08177 [astro-ph.GA] (or arXiv:1910.08177v1 [astro-ph.GA] for this version)

Submission history

From: Karen Masters 

[v1] Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:39:00 UTC (575 KB)

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