>Celebrate international Dark Matter Day October 31. Participate in a scheduled in-person event, a virtual event, or plan your own. Let us know what you did!

>World Space Week begins October 4, 2018. This year's theme is "Space Unites the World." What activity can you do, alone or with a group, to observe it?

>The National Space Society is looking for Space Ambassadors to give presentations informing people and stimulating interest in human space exploration and settlement. Get information at the Space Ambassadors website.

>Here's another site where you can fulfill Bucket List Item #87: https://aerolite.org.

> Check out this new space experience opportunity at Kennedy Space Center!

> You don't have much time to take advantage of this opportunity from NASA: "Be a part of the first mission to touch the Sun! Submit your name and it will be included in a memory card that will fly aboard Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. Come with us as we plunge through the Sun's atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions-and ultimately providing humanity with the first-ever close-up view of a star. Submissions will be accepted through April 27, 2018."

> Another new opportunity in citizen science: Turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector and help gather data about ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Register and download the app at https://crayfis.io/. Read more about the project there and at SpaceDaily.com.

> Here's a great way to complete Item 60 on the Complete Space Buff's Bucket List (Hear the sounds of space): https://www.space.com/38610-nasa-soundtrack-spooky-space-sounds.html.

> Several citizen science activities are listed in The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List. Here's a new one from NASA. Help identify geologic features on Earth from photos taken by ISS astronauts. This information may help scientists track and understand our planet's gradual changes.

> Listen to the sounds of space (Bucket List Item 60). Go to SoundCloud and search for "NASA space sounds."

> Eat like an astronaut! Whip up a delicious quiche using NASA's recipe.

> Visit Mars in the comfort of your own home. Download this new virtual reality experience.

> Be the first to find a previously unseen supernova.
Space Bucket List
Space author Loretta Hall
New Space Activities
New Ideas for Space Things to Do
Since The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List was published in January 2016, I continue to come across new ideas. If there's something on the original list you don't want to do, substitute one of these!

Check back from time to time, because I keep finding new possibilities for space enthusiasts. This page was last updated on October 11, 2018.
Since The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List was published in January 2016, I continue to come across new ideas. If there's something on the original list you don't want to do, substitute one of these!

Check back from time to time, because I keep finding new possibilities for space enthusiasts. This page was last updated on October 11, 2018.


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  • World Space Week begins October 4, 2018. This year's theme is "Space Unites the World." What activity can you do, alone or with a group, to observe it?
  • The National Space Society is looking for Space Ambassadors to give presentations informing people and stimulating interest in human space exploration and settlement. Get information at the Space Ambassadors website.
  • You don't have much time to take advantage of this opportunity from NASA: "Be a part of the first mission to touch the Sun! Submit your name and it will be included in a memory card that will fly aboard Parker Solar Probe spacecraft. Come with us as we plunge through the Sun's atmosphere, closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it, facing brutal heat and radiation conditions-and ultimately providing humanity with the first-ever close-up view of a star. Submissions will be accepted through April 27, 2018."
  • Another new opportunity in citizen science. Turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector and help gather data about ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Register and download the app at https://crayfis.io/. Read more about the project there and at SpaceDaily.com.
  • Several citizen science activities are listed in The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List. Here's a new one from NASA. Help identify geologic features on Earth from photos taken by ISS astronauts. This information may help scientists track and understand our planet's gradual changes.
  • Listen to the sounds of space (Bucket List Item 60). Go to SoundCloud and search for "NASA space sounds."
  • Eat like an astronaut! Whip up a delicious quiche using NASA's recipe.
  • Be a human subject in a NASA 45-day spaceflight analog study at Johnson Space Center.
  • Be the person who finds Planet Nine! Sign up at Backyard Worlds to watch mini-movies of infrared imagery taken by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, (WISE). You will get instructions about how to identify previously unknown celestial bodies.