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Could this be the future of scientific research?

Citizen science has become a large-scale platform for major scientific research and important discoveries, and provides a way for the public to help interpret huge data sets from the natural world.

Join us to take part in real research projects alongside the scientists behind them. Find out how watching penguins can train machine learning, drones help us understand the plastic problem and how it’s possible to hold a universe in our hands. Transcribe historic scientific texts on the Royal Society’s own Science in the making platform. You will also have the opportunity map the sounds of the environment using just the sensors in your phone.

This event is part of our Summer Science Exhibition Lates evening. 

Drop-in activity – these activities run continuously and you can drop in at any time. Please note if the venue is at capacity you may have to wait.

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