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Volunteering Your Brain for Science

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Most of our readers manage volunteer programs in social, community, arts or environmental services – which leads us to easily overlook the fact that some of the largest and most complex volunteer efforts lie entirely outside these areas. In this Along the Web, we look at one of these alternative sectors of volunteering: volunteers in advancing scientific efforts. To understand these volunteer efforts, author Steve McCurley introduces readers to weather watchers, cartographers and ad astra per volunteering in galaxies far, far away.