Star-Spotting Experiment shortlisted for international science engagement prize

The Star-Spotting Experiment, VA’s 2019 citizen science project to investigate light pollution, was shortlisted for the 2019 Falling Walls Science Engagement of the Year competition. Project manager, Lena Söderström was invited to Berlin in November to present the project in the final of the competition at the Falling Walls Conference. Here we talk to her about the experience.

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Swedish Star-Spotting Experiment off to a sparkling start

The Star-Spotting Experiment, this year’s citizen science project in connection with the European Researchers’ Night events in Sweden, is now well underway. Members of the public across Sweden are helping scientists to measure light pollution by counting stars in the sky and recording the data in a specially-designed app. Here we catch up with Lena Söderström, Project Manager at VA (Public & Science), who is coordinating the Star-Spotting Experiment, to find out how the project is progressing.

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Nyckelpigor och nyhetsgranskning – forskningen förs framåt av flitiga skolelever

Förra året fick forskare förstärkning av tusentals svenska skolelever. En del tog kort på nyckelpigor i massexperimentet Nyckelpigeförsöket, andra hjälpte till att granska politiska nyheter i Nyhetsvärderaren Valspecial. Nu kommer resultaten i två populärvetenskapliga rapporter.

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