Romanian Science Festival

Sandor Kruk

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Sandor Kruk completed his PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford in 2018 and previously was a Research Fellow in Space Science at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. He works as a Data Scientist at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Madrid.

Sandor Kruk develops novel tools for data analysis in astronomy and involves the public in genuine astronomical research through citizen science. He is the Project Scientist of Galaxy Zoo (, a successful astronomy citizen science project, engaging hundreds of thousands of volunteers online in the classification of galaxies.

Sandor Kruk developed the Hubble Asteroid Hunter Project (, asking the public to search for asteroids in the famous Hubble Space Telescope images.

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