Smartphones. If you don’t have one you probably know someone who does. They add convenience to our lives with instant web access, finding directions and, oh yeah, communicating with others by text, voice and photos.
Smartphones also can be used for science observations.
Find out how at the Smartphones for Science: GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App presentation at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 25.
The need for citizen science is growing every day. Our Earth is changing and we need to monitor these changes closely. Understanding changing local environments allows for a better understanding of the planet’s response to change. We can all contribute to this by being citizen scientists.
NASA is partnered with the GLOBE Program, an international program that allows students, and now citizen scientists from around the world, to take measurements in their local environments. These measurements can then be seen by others across GLOBE and professional researchers.
Come and spend an hour with Brian Campbell, a Senior Earth Science Education and Communication Specialist at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. He will teach those in attendance about clouds and will lead attendees in taking GLOBE cloud measurements with a smartphone.
Those planning to attend should download the GLOBE Observer App and create an account before coming to the event. You can download the app and learn all about it at
The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information about this series or the Visitor Center, call 757-824-1344 or visit: