It’s time for winter solstice and lights!

By lshell | December 24, 2017 1:27 pm



By United States Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Strang - This Image was released by the United States Air Force with the ID 050118-F-3488S-003 Auroroa Borealis over
USAF SrA Joshua Stran

We are finally at the tipping point, the daylight is getting a little longer with each waning night. We have a chance to look upwards and savor the night sky and tell scientists what we can see of it. For more ideas, be sure to check out the 12 Days of Christmas with Citizen Science!

Take a step outside to join others around the world with these citizen science projects!

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Globe At Night

Did you know that 80% of North Americans can no longer see the Milky Way from their homes? Follow Orion’s Belt across the sky as you report on light pollution just above your head.
Location: Global

Christmas Bird Count

Red Breasted Nuthatch on pinecone for Christmas Bird Count
Lois Miller
For the 118th year the Christmas Bird Count asks you to step outside and count how many birds you see. Sign up with the Audubon to locate your circle of observation and get out and count!
Location: North America

Snow Tweets

How much snow did you get today? Report your snowfall totals with the hashtag #snowtweets on Twitter to help researchers calibrate the accuracy of snow measurement tools.
Location: Global

Megamovie Maestros I

MegaMovie Maestros I image of solar eclipse
Igor Ruderman
Sort through thousands of stunning images of the 2017 total solar eclipse to describe what is within each image, then all images will be compiled together to make a collaborative movie about the sun’s corona.
Location: Global, Online Only


Outdoor skating rinks are becoming endangered! Help scientists by recording how many days a year you are able to skate on yours or a community rink.
Location: North America


Discover more summertime citizen science on the SciStarter calendar. Did you know your SciStarter dashboard helps you track your contributions to projects? Complete your profile to access free tools. Want even more citizen science? Check out SciStarter’s Project Finder! With 1100+ citizen science projects spanning every field of research, task and age group, there’s something for everyone!


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