Post by Taylor Roberts and Sara Elkasevic

Galaxy Zoo, created in July 2007, was the beginning of Zooniverse. Eight years later, Zooniverse has expanded with many different projects, with content ranging from defining Martian terrains to transcribing manuscripts classifying birds, that allow the public to contribute to real research!

Now with the new look, new features, and over 30 live projects, Zooniverse is more impressive than ever and continues to grow with the increase in volunteers. All of the staff at Zooniverse and the Zooniverse scientists want to thank you, the volunteers, for making these eight years, years of scientific and humanistic discovery, exploration, and collaboration.

Happy 8th birthday to Zooniverse; we look forward to more projects and interesting finds!