Join us on Thursday, April 8 at 3:00pm ET for a showcase presentation on “Are We Alone in the Universe? Millions of SETI@home Volunteers Search for ET,” part of the "The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science,” hosted by the American Philosophical Society
Dan Werthimer (Marilyn and Watson Alberts Chair in Astronomy, University of California, Berkeley)
Inspired by its 2021 exhibition “Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist,” the American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum is hosting a symposium on “The Promise and Pitfalls of Citizen Science” that explores citizen science as a phenomenon. The symposium will begin on Monday, April 5, and continue through Friday, April 9, with sessions scheduled at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. The event will be held online via Zoom.
The symposium’s theme reflects the work of Benjamin Franklin and others who lacked formal training and whose work sometimes went unacknowledged but whose contributions significantly added to the advancement of knowledge. It hopes to expand upon the theme of the exhibition by exploring understandings of citizen science over time, placing historical initiatives in conversation with present day projects as well as reflecting on the future needs and opportunities of the movement.
The symposium is free and open to all. Registration is required; please register here to attend. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link for individual sessions prior to the event.