As I mentioned in today's Zooniverse Blogpost, Zookeeper Geza and I are trying to get ourselves organized to provide more support to what's become known as "Do-it-ourselves science" projects. These are projects where you all have gone above and beyond classifying galaxies into doing research projects on your own. Our first step is to get a handle on what research is going on right now.
For each project, I've given a short description of what the project is, the status as I last remember it, and a contact person that Geza and I can go to for initial questions. Obviously many people are involved in each of these, but the contact person is the one I've corresponded with the most. In some places, I was highly unsure, so I just put a question mark.
A few questions:
1) Did I get the details right?
2) Did I forget any projects?
Description: The discovery of a strange blue object near to a galaxy.
Status: One paper has been written, and the Zookeepers are now following up with spectra with large telescopes to write further papers.
Contact people: Hanny and Kevin?
Description: A new class of galaxies discovered and studied by Zooites.
Status: One paper has been written, not sure what is being studied now.
Contact person: Carie
Description: A survey of irregular galaxies found in the Zoo
Status: Much study and graphing has been done, a paper is almost ready to be written?
Contact person: Waveney
Description: A study of spirals that overlap, meaning that the rear galaxy can be used as a torch to study the front galaxy's dust distribution
Contact person: Bill
Description: Study of stars moving
Status: All 10 examples available in SDSS data have been found. Warren Brown is interested in participating. The study is holding right now while waiting for more data?
Contact person: Aida
Contact person: ?
Description: characterizing the lonely galaxies that live in parts of the universe where there isn't much
Contact person: Tom Jennings
P.S. temporarily stickied