M. Jordan Raddick

Johns Hopkins University, USA

I am a science educator at Johns Hopkins University with a passion for making scientific data available and understandable to students and the public. I am the press officer for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), a project that has worked since 1998 to make a detailed three-dimensional map of the universe. I am also the primary educational developer for the SDSS-III's SkyServer web site (http://skyserver.sdss3.org), which makes the full dataset of nearly 500 million stars and galaxies available to the public. The site includes a series of educational activities designed to teach astronomy at the elementary school through college level, designed in conjunction with astronomers, teachers, and web developers. In addition to my work with SDSS-III, I an also a member of Zooniverse (www.zooniverse.org), a resource for scientists and the public to work together in "citizen science" activities such as classifying galaxies, searching for extrasolar planets, or transcribing ancient documents.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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