What is the Zooniverse?
The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research. This research is made possible by volunteers — more than a million people around the world who come together to assist professional researchers. Our goal is to enable research that would not be possible, or practical, otherwise. Zooniverse research results in new discoveries, datasets useful to the wider research community, and many publications.
About Bursts From Space: MEERKAT
Using the MeerKAT radio telescope we are searching for dynamic and explosive events happening out in space. These events can be caused by many different things, from stellar flares to supernova, plus lots we don’t know about. As a catch-all we’ll refer to these things as transients and variables.
In this project we’re asking you to help find transients and variables by looking through our data. We have machines that do this for us, but they don’t do a good job when things get hard and we think human eyes will help.