Creator of: Earth Match
Location: St. Louis
A lifetime stargazer, Dr. Pamela L. Gay has followed her obsession to a profession. Today Pamela runs the CosmoQuest, a virtual research facility. This second generation citizen science site is designed to provide the public with opportunities to participate in NASA related science programs, while also giving them access to online seminars, star parties, classes and more.
This new spin on the classic game of Memory challenges players to match sets of images that can be used to learn about our planet Earth. Each deck comes with three sets of increasing difficulty. Deck one has players matching ground- and space-based imaged of wonders like the Pyramids of Giza, Victoria Falls, and Grand Bluff crater. The second card set has players matching before and after satellite images of our changing Earth -including wild flower blooms, and snow in the desert. The third and hardest deck challenges people to match waterways as seen from space and their shores.