Dr Ian Crawford has been awarded a grant by the Leverhulme Trust for a project on 'Exploring the Moon with MoonZoo: Lunar Science from Public Participation'.
Crowdsourcing the moon: grant success
Dr Ian Crawford has been awarded £142,443 over three years by the Leverhulme Trust for a project on 'Exploring the Moon with MoonZoo: Lunar Science from Public Participation'. The grant will be used to employ a post-doctoral researcher. The project will be based on analysing data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and interpreted by thousands of 'citizen scientists' worldwide through the MoonZoo interface.
Anyone may log in to the MoonZoo website and start identifying craters and other interesting lunar features. If you do, you will know that the final results of your efforts will now be analysed right back here at Birkbeck!
Some of Ian Crawford's work made the front cover of the 3 December issue of New Scientist magazine, describing how the lunar geological record might be used to reconstruct details of the changing galactic environment of the Solar System over billions of years.
Find out more
- Read about Professor Crawford's paper outlining the scientific importance of future lunar surface missions.
Issued: 15 June 2012