Star Notes-Zooniverse

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We have digitized the notebooks of the Harvard Computers and early Harvard astronomers including Williamina Fleming, Annie Jump Cannon, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and many others. The goal of Star Notes is to link these notebooks back to their original source material: 500,000 glass plate photographs representing the first ever picture of the visible universe. Each glass plate is identified with a unique plate number. We need you to find and transcribe these handwritten plate numbers in the pages of the notebooks!

We need volunteers on Zooniverse to find and transcribe these handwritten plate numbers. This information will improve our understanding of the history of the Harvard Computers and the Astronomical Photographic Plate Collection. It will also will enhance understanding of the individual plates themselves being digitized through DASCH (Digital Access to a Sky Century @ Harvard) and allow researchers in Time Domain Astrophysics to better understand how the Universe is evolving.

For more information about this project and how to sign up, please navigate here
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  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
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