Today I would like to extend a gigantic “WELL DONE” to Meg Schwamb from everyone associated with the Zooniverse. She has just been awarded the 2017 Carl Sagan Medal by the American Astronomical Society. This prestigious award recognises “outstanding communication by an active planetary scientist to the general public”, and Meg is receiving it in large part due to her amazing work on the Planet Four projects, as well as her hand in making Planet Hunters the huge success that it has been.

Meg works tirelessly to ensure that volunteers on her projects feel part of a community, and that their work is quickly and rigorously turned into scientific results. She is a pillar of the Zooniverse community and a well-deserving recipient of the Car Sagan Medal. Well done Meg!