Along with amateur astronomy, citizen astronomy is a rich and growing field, with legions of volunteers signing up for assignments through the Zooniverse project. Since it started in 2007, hundreds of thousands of volunteers around the world have logged into the Zooniverse and studied solar diagrams, Hubble telescope images, Kepler space telescope light curve data and more — for fun, sure, but also for real science. Sanchez hopes Gloria will inspire the same excitement. Organizers have not determined a goal yet — amateurs might be asked to look for exoplanets, sunspots or near-Earth objects. But they'll also be able to look for whatever they want, a prospect that intrigues amateurs like Mike Markiw, a Pittsburgh-based astronomy enthusiast who has worked with Planet Hunters.