On Thursday, January 27, Milford Public Library will present a program on how ordinary people can contribute to real scientific research.
Citizen science is the collection and analysis of data relating to the world by the general public, typically as part of a collaborative effort with scientists. Help NASA conduct climate research with Globe Observer, or help find exoplanets. Help scientists fold proteins with the online “game” Foldit. Thanks to the internet, many scientific pursuits today can be crowdsourced and gamified to get ordinary people involved with important research.