Sunday, 11 July 2010
Happy Third Birthday, Galaxy Zoo
Three years ago today was the long-awaited launch of Galaxy Zoo 1. I was just finishing off a wonderful pre-teaching Chemistry course at the time. My dream of being a science teacher did not become reality - but other dreams, light years beyond my wildest, became reality instead!
Check out the wonderful card (made by Hannah at silly o'clock, while I pelted her with stars and galaxies her Internet wouldn't load for itself), and all the zooites' greetings. Certain people talked about getting some statistics ready . . . Poke, poke . . . Not that I can talk! I've got into so many science-ish things these days that I've fallen behind. But I think this is a mark of being in the science community!
After three years, are we too big to join? Too established? Big, yes; but - I sincerely hope - we are as welcoming as we ever were. Paul Harper, who's just interviewed me and the Young Astronomers for Astronomy FM, joined the forum today. If you're interested in astronomy, please pop along.