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storrrm

Galaxy Zoo

Hope this is ok here, didn't know where else to put it.

Anyone interested in astronomy may like to check out this site www.galaxyzoo.org. Once you've registered you can start to classify galaxies by answering questions on what you see in the photos. It's really interesting and also vey addictive, especially when you get a spiral galaxy to classify!
Ann

I tried to click the link and I was warned it might be unsafe by Norton.
county_lady

Ann wrote:
I tried to click the link and I was warned it might be unsafe by Norton.


So does McAfee which is odd as it is a very well known site.
http://search.bbc.co.uk/search?ur...l&go=toolbar&q=Galaxy+zoo
lunababymoonchild

Re: Galaxy Zoo

storrrm wrote:
www.galaxyzoo.org.


Far be it for me to come across as an anorak but the reason that it's coming back as a security risk is because Storrrm inadvertantly included the full stop in the URL.  If you use www.galaxyzoo.org without the full stop, it works (I tried it).

Luna
storrrm

oops my bad  Embarassed
miranda

I've been doing this for about a year and it's good fun!  It can be fascinating, seeing all the different kinds of galaxy.
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

Re: Galaxy Zoo

lunababymoonchild wrote:
storrrm wrote:
www.galaxyzoo.org.


Far be it for me to come across as an anorak but the reason that it's coming back as a security risk is because Storrrm inadvertantly included the full stop in the URL.  If you use www.galaxyzoo.org without the full stop, it works (I tried it).

Luna


A modern Holmes.
Gino

Windows 7/AVS also rejects it but its OK without the full stop.
Apple

Had a quick look at this site and its really good isn't it, some of the pictures on there are quite stunning!
MikeAlx

A fantastic tool for astronomy enthusiasts - or indeed anyone interested in finding out a bit about our universe - is the free software stellarium, which you can download from www.stellarium.org.

Basically it's like a planetarium that runs on your PC. You can enter your grid reference and see what's what in the heavens - also, you can vary the date and time, and even 'play' at a speeded-up rate. Clicking on a star or planet brings up data on its brightness and distance etc.
Apple

Thanks for that Mike - my boy is into space and all that sort of thing and he was quite taken with Galazy Zoo so I'll take a look at that site as well, thanks again!
Not_Smart_Just_Lucky

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars
miranda

And some of us are looking at our feet and wondering what the hell we're standing in......


Laughing

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