Dear Moon Zoo volunteers and forum posters,
After nearly four million classifications logged by you and your fellow dedicated volunteers, Moon Zoo has been officially retired from the Zooniverse platform of citizen science projects.
We are pleased to also announce that the open-sourced data from this project is now available for download from Moon Zoo Data
. We’re tremendously excited to see what the scientific (and citizen-scientific) community will do with this valuable information!
The Moon Zoo project has been an exciting adventure in mapping the lunar surface in detail, and we are hugely thankful to all of our volunteers for their hard work. We hope that the data will produce some exciting new discoveries about our moon!
The Moon Zoo classification interface will be taken offline and replaced with a page describing the project and with links to the data and other Zooniverse projects. The Moon Zoo forum has been made “read-only” so the data and images can still be accessed but not changed.
We would also like to thank all the forum posters who added to the various collections within the forum and took part in very interesting discussions - they helped make the forum a great place to visit.
If you have any comments or feedback about the closure of Moon Zoo or anything else connected to the Zooniverse, please post on the Zooniverse Talk page which is here: Talk ThreadPapers Relating to Moon Zoo
Title: Moon Zoo: Lessons Learned from the First Year of Citizen Scientists Identifying Lunar Craters (Abstract)
Presented by Stuart Robbins at the Planetary Crater Consortium conference in Flagstaff, Arizona, in September 2011.
Title: Moon Zoo - Examples of Interesting Lunar Morphology
by Dr. A.C. Cook and J Wilkinson
Presented at the European Planetary Science Congress in Madrid in 2012 by Dr Tony Cook.
Title: Moon Zoo: Citizen Science in Lunar Exploration
by Katie Joy
Title: Moon Zoo: Utilizing LROC Lunar Images for Lunar Science and Education