Variable Stars in Gaia DR2: A Citizen Science project
2020-11-08, 09:15–09:15, Posters

We present a proposal to develop a citizen science project to inspect the epoch
photometry of variable sources identified as such in the Gaia science archive and
critically review/verify their variability classification. Given the large dataset of variable
sources provided in Gaia DR2, it is impossible for the experts to perform a systematic
detailed analysis of individual sources and assigned classifications. A comprehensive
exploration of the epoch photometry data with human eyes can help verifying the
classifications provided by the automated tools and identify misclassified sources
and/or weird sources displaying unusual properties, which may result in new
science and improvements in the classification software.


Theme – Citizen Science Projects in Astronomy