Thanks to the world wide web (again), I learned about this conference in Brussels about citizen science (especially in Belgium and the Netherlands). The ‘young academy’ organising this already had a lot interesting speakers and they also planned to have a landscape, or market, where scientists and ambassadors could show their projects. This is where I came in. I was asked to open the market and present the Zooniverse projects. Since it was so close to my good friend Els’ home, I asked the secretary of the universe to come along and help me (as she’s an expert really). We had a great day. It was very interactive and visitors liked our penguins and sunspots.
Thanks to: Els, De Jonge Academie and everyone participating! (And to the lovely guy I met on the train for making the journey go faster). You can see a long list of cool citizen science projects on the EOS Wetenschap website.