The Andromeda Project

The Andromeda galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way. A group of scientist is working on a project to map all the star clusters in the Andromeda Galaxy.

"Star clusters are collections of hundreds to millions of stars that were born at the same time from the same cloud of gas. This shared origin makes star clusters unique tools for understanding how stars form and evolve. But before Andromeda's star clusters can unlock these secrets, we need the help of Citizen Scientists to find the clusters."  So they are recruiting volunteers to help find clusters.  If you would like to volunteer you can go to their awesome website.

For more information check out this story from KSL.

If you're interested in a project that's a little closer to home you might want to check out this site