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Aurorasaurus is a research project supported by the National Science Foundation and designed by researchers from the New mexico Consortium, NASA, Penn. State University, and Science Education Solutions. We are professional space scientists, computer scientists, educators, and volunteers. Aurorasaurus is the first and only citizen science project that tracks auroras around the world via online reports, mobile apps, and social media. Aurorasaurus gathers real-time data about aurora sightings and sends out notifications to users when the northern lights are likely visible in their area. Registered users get location-based notifications and a real-time monitor of space and weather activity. The project also allows users to help verify tweets and search for real sightings. Plus, th ewebsite features answers to science and aurora questions.