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national science week

Be a citizen scientist

GALAXY EXPLORER

Classify a galaxy far, far away...
Take a trip to some of the furthest reaches of our Universe to help Australian scientists understand how galaxies grow and evolve.

  • 162,273galaxies to go
  • 214,600galaxies completed
  • 20,596galactic explorers
  • FINISHED1st galaxy batch

Why we need your help

Over 200,000 galaxy images have been classified! And there’s still more to go.  Computers can do some of the work for us but the human eye is still the best tool for classifying galaxies.

Progress so far

The competition to win a wi-fi telescope is now over! Or an iPad for your school. Winners will be announced soon.