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Dr Chris Lintott

Best known as co-presenter for the last decade on the BBC's Sky at Night, Dr Chris Lintott is a researcher at the University of Oxford specializing in galaxy formation and evolution and in the development of citizen science. This work led to him receiving the Kohn Award for Public Engagement from the Royal Society in 2011. Chris is also the co-author of two books with Patrick Moore and Queen guitarist Brian May, most recently 'The Cosmic Tourist', a trip round the 100 most awe-inspiring places in the Universe.

Chris lintott

Beyond Galaxy Zoo - amateur astronomy on a cloudy night

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Saturday 18th May at 9.30am

Since its launch in 2007, Galaxy Zoo has enabled hundreds of thousands of volunteers to make a real contribution to science. In this talk, project lead Chris Lintott will review the discoveries produced by this and other citizen science projects, including Planet Hunters which recently announced the first planet in a four-star system. He'll also ask what this flood of discoveries means for observers, and suggest ways that amateur astronomers with nothing more than a web browser could change our view of the Universe.

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