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Hanny

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2014, 08:49:27 am »
Well good to see you lurkers and spread out ones back in here for the birthday party in any case. :)

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2014, 09:30:11 am »
Happy Birthday to my favourite forum!





My pet thread has to be the Pure Art Thread Thank you to my creative friends there, and to all those that have helped answer my many questions over the years. xxxxx

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2014, 09:37:01 am »
Ooh yes, mustn't forget that one. Thanks for your art, Jo :-*

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2014, 09:52:00 am »
Very nice Jo  ;)

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2014, 10:10:38 am »
Very creative Jo  :D
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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2014, 11:20:59 am »
Happy Birthday to my favourite forum!

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My pet thread has to be the Pure Art Thread Thank you to my creative friends there, and to all those that have helped answer my many questions over the years. xxxxx

Yes, "Pure Art" is worth mentioning!
I would like to mention following slideshow, where some of the images, which had been posted by volunteers* in "Pure Art", are presented.:

Art from Galaxy Zoo
http://picasaweb.google.com/117582040340567526061/ArtFromGalaxyZoo?authkey=Gv1sRgCOD6md7U38eoDA&gsessionid=eYTgX6zdrUluQP1sM2ekoA#5408804654602133554

* namely AlexandredOr, Alice, Caro, echo-lily-mai, Elizabeth, Ioannab, Jules, lemsgate, lizardly, pluk and stellar190

Great work!!!

PS: The "birthday card" by you is also great work!
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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2014, 11:41:16 am »
Happy birthday my old fellows !!
And long life to the Zoo, the Astronomy and the Art !!

Baby star opening its eyes on the Universe.

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2014, 11:43:44 am »
Speaking of art, there is following new Zooniverse blog post.:

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We’re pleased to announce our new collaboration with Tate Britain, a world-leading institute for art in the modern era, based in London.
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The new transcription interface will enable volunteers to read and transcribe the personal papers of modern British artists. Volunteers will encounter letters, notebooks and sketches that reveal artists’ everyday lives, creative practices and the processes by which great works of art were made.

We are seeking a talented front end developer with a passion for art and the humanities to work alongside our humanities specialist and the Zooniverse and Tate teams to deliver the project.
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http://blog.zooniverse.org/2014/07/07/new-zooniverse-digital-humanities-job/
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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2014, 02:55:44 pm »
Copy from another topic:

We've been trying to get Hubble images of some of the Galaxy Zoo overlapping-galaxy pairs for about 5 years now. The program has finally borne fruit - this cycle, a program led by Benne Holwerda was approved. I attribute this in part to his clever formation of the acronym STARSMOG[1] for the project. Another selling point was selection of pairs already known to be at very different redshifts so they can't be interacting with each other and therefore possible distorted). The list of target galaxies so far looks like it will be roughly half Galaxy Zoo finds and half pairs selected from the GAMA redshift survey (these samples do, umm, overlap a good bit). This is a so-called snapshot program - projects using relatively brief observations, typically 30 minutes or less, which can be slotted in between longer ones to fill out gaps in the telescope schedule given it pointing constraints. So we are allowed to send a list of 150 potential targets with no actual guarantee which or how many will be observed; recent years' results suggest we'll get about 50 images.

The science goal is a set of dust-attenuation maps of the foreground spirals, looking only at pairs that have a smooth background system. Among other things, this will inform analysis of supernova luminosities and improve our zero point for the evolution of dust effects with cosmic time (with Hubble Zoo overlaps forming the rest of that effort).

Getting each new data set for this project will be, in the words of a famous (albeit fictional) resident of this state, like a box of chocolates. We never know what we'll get.

[1] STarlight Absorption Reduction through a Survey of Multiple Occulting Galaxies ("reduction" in the sense that the results will allow us to reduce the uncertainties due to this absorption)

Great news! Congrats!
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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2014, 10:10:31 pm »
Well good to see you lurkers and spread out ones back in here for the birthday party in any case. :)
You know me, always up for a party!  ::) 8)

And, Jo, love the artwork - one of your best  :-* :-*

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2014, 10:13:52 pm »
Well good to see you lurkers and spread out ones back in here for the birthday party in any case. :)
You know me, always up for a party!  ::) 8)

And, Jo, love the artwork - one of your best  :-* :-*

Yep! ;D

Infie has wine in the cafe for you ;)

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Re: Monday 7 July 2014: Happy 7th birthday Zoo!
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2014, 01:03:43 am »
 ;D What a fun 7 years it has been.  Nice to *see* everyone ;)