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Aurorasaurus – Reporting Auroras From the Ground Up

Posted by Marcus Zillman

Aurorasaurus – Reporting Auroras From the Ground Up

Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that gathers real-time data about aurora sightings and sends out notifications to users when the Northern Lights are likely visible in their area. Aurorasaurus will significantly improve forecasting of the aurora using citizen science reports and crowd-sourced (Twitter) ground truth observations of aurora. Registered users get location-based notifications, a real-time monitor of space weather activity, the capability to help verify tweets and search for real sightings, answers to science and aurora questions, and more. Aurorasaurus was built by scientists for the public. This project was funded by an award from the National Science Foundation. This will be added to Astronomy Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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