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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Wheel-a-Thon Master (last edited May 02, 2016 12:13PM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 26225 comments

Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy

Duration: You Set the Pace

How to play: Chose your Adventure from the list below and "read them".

Choose your Astronomy Adventure:

Option 1: Read Space Themed Books
►Read books set completely (or at least mostly) in Space

Option 2: Astronomy Alphabet
►Read through the Alphabet using Astronomy / Space related books

Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out the 9 Known (real) planets. Do NOT have to use space only related books, but for extra challenge, use space only related books. :)

Option 4: Astronomy Terms Freestyle
►Choose from the terms below, and use covers or titles for that term

Option 5: Scavenger Hunt Freestyle**
►Pick a level and find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book. **Will accept Plurals of the word, but no other variation. Only exact word or exact word that is plural will be accepted!

Option 6: Scavenger Hunt Want-it-All**
►The same Freestyle, but you must find at least one word from each letter grouping (i.e., one word from A, B, C, D etc.). **Will accept Plurals of the word, but no other variation. Only exact word or exact word that is plural will be accepted!


Examples:
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Book Levels:

- Earthbound : 2-3 books
- Terrestrial : 4 - 6 books
- Astronomer : 7 - 10 books
- Lunar Landing : 11 - 15 books
- Astronaut : 16 - 20 books
- Interstellar : 21 - 24 books
- Cosmonaut : 25+ books


Scavenger Hunt Levels:

- Mercury : 1-20 words
- Venus : 21-40 words
- Earth : 41-60 words
- Mars : 61-80 words
- Jupiter : 81-100 words
- Saturn : 101-120 words
- Uranus : 121-150 words
- Neptune : 151-180 words
- Pluto : 181 + words

Word List ~ 199 Words
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(*)Spell-it-Out Rules
Using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter of the series name, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter in the audiobook narrators first or last name.
If you are reading a translated version, you can also use the first letter of the translator's first or last name.

As always, if the first letter of a title starts with ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘The’, etc., you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.


Sapphire Coin Choose Your Own Adventure ~ Sapphire Coin Sapphire Coin

Earn your Sapphire Gem Coins with the CYOA Challenges.

To Earn a Sapphire Coins:
Sapphire Coin One Coin upon reaching highest book level (Cosmonaut)
Sapphire Coin One Coin upon finding ALL listed words by using at least 10% words needed as your book count, rounded down (19 books)


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message 5: by Cait S (last edited Jul 31, 2016 07:49AM) (new)

Cait S | 2723 comments Astronomy
Scavenger Freestyle
Level: Uranus
Progress: 126

Completed 7/31/2016

Part 1: A-F

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message 6: by Cait S (last edited May 30, 2016 03:21PM) (new)

Cait S | 2723 comments Astronomy
Scavenger Freestyle
Can you tell I really really really really really love scavenger hunts--


Part 2: G-N

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message 7: by Cait S (last edited Jul 17, 2016 06:30PM) (new)

Cait S | 2723 comments Astronomy
Scavenger Freestyle
Last space I promise sorry


Part 3: O-Z
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message 8: by Ruth (new)

Ruth (Ruthie1) | 208 comments I am in!
Astronomy
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
April 1, 2016-No Deadline

►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out the 9 Known (real) planets. Do NOT have to use space only related books, but for extra challenge, use space only related books. :)

Mercury
M
E
R
C
U
R
Y

Venus
V
E
N
U
S

Earth
E
A
R
T
H

Mars
M
A
R
S

Jupiter
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

Saturn
S
A
T
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P
L
U
T
O


message 9: by Bobbi (last edited May 02, 2016 05:31PM) (new)

Bobbi  (schadenfreudian) | 93 comments Astronomy
Open Ended Deadline
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
Cosmonaut : 25+ books
Read:
5/52

Mercury
Morgan, K.M. The Deadly Real Estate Affair
Emma Donoghue Room
R
C
U Uglies
R
Y

Venus
V
E
N
U
S

Earth
E
A
R
T
H

Mars
Marina Keegan The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories
A
R
S

Jupiter
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

Saturn
S
A
T
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P Passion Unleashed
L
U
T
O


message 10: by Megan the Vegan (last edited Apr 01, 2016 03:41PM) (new)

Megan the Vegan (MegantheVegan) | 20 comments Astronomy
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
April 1, 2016-No Deadline
►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out the 9 Known (real) planets. Do NOT have to use space only related books, but for extra challenge, use space only related books. :)

Mercury
M
E
R
C
U
R
Y

Venus
V
E
N
U
S

Earth
E
A - A Red Herring Without Mustard https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8...
R
T
H

Mars
M
A
R
S

Jupiter
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

Saturn
S
A
T
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P
L
U
T
O


message 11: by Natasha (last edited May 25, 2018 07:46AM) (new)

Natasha | 308 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy

Duration: You Set the Pace

Option 6: Scavenger Hunt Want-it-All

Scavenger Hunt Level: Pluto

179/200 words

A
Alpha Centauri - The Grand Design - page 73
apastron
aperature - The Time Machine: An Invention - page 60
apogee - Seveneves - page 432
asterism
asteroid - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 29
astronaut - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 3
astronomer - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 15
astronomical unit - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 72
astronomy - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 4
axial tilt - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 31
azimuth - Seveneves - page 682

B
background radiation - The Grand Design - page 128
big bang theory - The Grand Design - page 51
binary star - The God Delusion - page 163
black body - Hyperspace - page 197
black hole - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 179
bolometer

C
celestial - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 3
celestial equator
cluster - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution - page 247
comet - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 366
conjunction - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 40
constellation - Palimpsest - page 259
cosmic rays - The Grand Design - page 111
corona - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 93
cosmology - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 46
cosmonaut - Seveneves - page 39
cosmos - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 7
crater - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 368
crescent moon - The Night Circus - page 65

D
dark matter - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 9
day - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution - page 3
declination - American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World - page 146
deep space - Seveneves - page 45
density - The Grand Design - page 124
docking - Seveneves - page 15
Doppler shift - The God Delusion - page 96
double star - Hyperspace - page 297
Drake equation - Hyperspace - page 283
dust - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 116
dwarf planet - The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything - page 61
dwarf star - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 156

E
Earth - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution - page 180
earthbound - Seveneves - page 44
eccentricity - The Grand Design - page 150
eclipse - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 85
ecliptic - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 194
elliptical orbit - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 366
equinox - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 64
escape velocity - The Martian - page 291
event horizon - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 33
exoplanet - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 80
extragalaxtic

F
falling star - Amped - page 225
flare - Amped - page 212
flyby - Seveneves - page 383
free fall - Amped - page 40
full moon - The Grand Design - page 42

G
galaxy - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 114
gamma ray - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 135
gas giant - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 137
geostationary - Seveneves - page 602
geosynchronous - Seveneves - page 588
gibbous moon - Days of Infamy - page 27
globular cluster - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 131
gravitation - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 6
gravity - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 21

H
half moon - A Game of Thrones - page 258
heliocentric - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 366
hydrogen - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 196
helium - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 95
Hubble telescope - A Brief History of Time - location 1363
hyperbolic orbit
hypernova - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 50

I
ice giant - Seveneves - page 147
inclination - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 147
inertia - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 265
inferior planets
inner planets - The Ascent of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything - page 82
interstellar - The Grand Design - page 160
interstellar dust - American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World - page 202
ionosphere - The Dragon and the Unicorn - page 9

J
Jupiter - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 7

K
Kepler's laws - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 129
kiloparsec
Kuiper belt - Seveneves - page 610

L
lens - The Grand Design - page 39
light-year - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 151
local arm
local group - A Brief History of Time - location 400
lunar - The Grand Design - page 15


message 12: by Natasha (last edited Oct 11, 2018 08:03AM) (new)

Natasha | 308 comments M
magnitude - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 85
mare - The Kingmaker's Daughter - page 80
Mars - The Lady of the Rivers - page 55
mass - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 37
Mercury - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 31
meteor - Seveneves - page 3
meteorite - Palimpsest - page 216
meteoroid - Seveneves - page 328
Milky Way - The Grand Design - page 92
minor planet - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 106
moon -The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 368

N
nadir - Seveneves - page 159
NASA - The Grand Design - page 130
nebula - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 193
Neptune - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 41
neutron star - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 60
new moon - Faery Tales & Nightmares - page 54
north star - House of Leaves - page 29
nova - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 44

O
observatory - A Game of Thrones - page 57
occultation - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 59
opposition - The Grand Design - page 29
orbit - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 5
orbital eccentricity - The Grand Design - page 151
orbital inclination - Seveneves - page 361
outer planets - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 169

P
parallax - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 109
parsec - William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope - page 72
partial eclipse - American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World - page 50
penumbra - Seveneves - page 762
perigee - Seveneves - page 337
perturbation - The Grand Design - page 30
phase - The Lady of the Rivers - page 90
plane of the ecliptic - Seveneves - page 151
planet - Anomalies - page 192
planetary nebula
planetoid - Seveneves - page 30
Pluto - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel - page 163
pole star - Aurora - page 65
precession - The Martian - page 189
probe - Seveneves - page 155
pulsar - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 60

Q
quarter moon - The Boleyn Deceit - page 310
quasar - The Grand Design - page 83

R
radiant - The Night Circus - page 72
radiation - The Grand Design - page 91
red dwarf - The Reality Dysfunction 1: Emergence - page 467
red giant star
revolve - Seveneves - page 5
rings - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 120
rocket - The Grand Design - page 27

S
satellite - Anomalies - page 9
Saturn - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 13
scientific notation
scintillation
shooting star - How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Space Flight - page 83
solar - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 93
singularity - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 77
sky - Anomalies - page 89
solar - Anomalies - page 177
solar system - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 8
solar wind - The Dragon and the Unicorn - page 4
solstice - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 64
space - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 12
space exploration - Seveneves - page 41
space station - Seveneves - page 6
spectroscope - Hyperspace - page 186
spectrum - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 95
star - Anomalies - page 89
starlight - A Game of Thrones - page 360
sun - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 8
sunspot - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 371
superior planets
supernova - The Grand Design - page 154
synodic
syzygy

T
telemetry - The Martian - page 113
telescope - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 367
terminator - Seveneves - page 262
terrestrial - The Grand Design - page 93
total eclipse - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 12
totality - Your God Is Too Small: 50 Essays On Life, Love & Liberty Without Religion - location 1687
transit - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 32
translunar - Seveneves - page 421
twinkling - A Game of Thrones - page 311

U
umbra - Sun, Moon, Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses, from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets - page 69
universe - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 373
Uranus - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 15

V
vacuum - The Medici: Power, Money, and Ambition in the Italian Renaissance - page 379
Van Allen belt - Seveneves - page 149
variable star
Venus - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 15
vernal equinox
visual magnitude

W
waning - The Boleyn Deceit - page 318
wavelength - A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design - page 158
waxing - A Game of Thrones - page 300
weightlessness - Seveneves - page 173
white dwarf - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 150
white giant
wormhole - Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - page 34

X
x-rays - The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe - page 121

Y
yellow dwarf

Z
zenith - A Game of Thrones - page 773
zodiac - After Midnight - page 104


message 13: by jingles (last edited Feb 11, 2017 04:42PM) (new)

jingles | 1212 comments NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy
Date: 04/01/16 - 00/00/00
Level: 3, Spell Out the Planets
52/52 Completed

Challenge Link: NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy

MERCURY:
☒1. M = McCullough, David|The Johnstown Flood|05.24.16|★★★★☆
☒2. E = Erik Larson|Isaac's Storm|04.01.16|★★★★☆
☒3. R = Rule, Ann|A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases|04.06.16|★★★★☆
☒4. C = Christy Reece|Last Chance|04.29.16|★★★★☆
☒5. U = Upson, Nicola|Angel with Two Faces|05.17.16|★★★☆☆
☒6. R = Riley, Lucinda|The Midnight Rose|05.14.16|★★★★☆
☒7. Y = The Yokota Officers Club|Sarah Bird|07.03.16|★☆☆☆☆
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #3) by Ann Rule Last Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #6) by Christy Reece Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey, #2) by Nicola Upson The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley The Yokota Officers Club by Sarah Bird

VENUS:
☒8. V = Vanderpool, Clare|Moon Over Manifest|05.18.16|★★★☆☆
☒9. E = Elizabeth Peters|Lion in the Valley|04.26.16|★★★☆☆
☒10. N = Nelson DeMille|Plum Island|04.13.16|★★★☆☆
☒11. U = Under the Cajun Moon|Mindy Starns Clark|06.15.16|★★☆☆☆
☒12. S = The Soldier's Wife|Margaret Leroy|04.13.16|★★★★☆
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) by Elizabeth Peters Plum Island (John Corey, #1) by Nelson DeMille Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

EARTH:
☒13. E = Elizabeth Musser|Two Crosses|04.25.16|★★★☆☆
☒14. A = All I Ever Wanted|Kristan Higgins|04.07.16|★★★☆☆
☒15. R = Rule, Ann|The End of the Dream|05.09.16|★★★★☆
☒16. T = A Tree Grows in Brooklyn|Betty Smith|04.17.16|★★★★☆
☒17. H = Hannah, Kristin|Winter Garden|04.03.16|★★★★☆
Two Crosses (Secrets of the Cross Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Musser All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins The End of the Dream The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up (Crime Files, #5) by Ann Rule A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

MARS:
☒18. M = Maya Banks|Echoes at Dawn|05.15.16|★★★★☆
☒19. A = Ann Rule|In the Name of Love and Other True Cases|04.20.16|★★★★☆
☒20. R = Ragtime|E.L. Doctorow|05.28.16|★★☆☆☆
☒21. S = Sea Swept|Nora Roberts|05.26.16|★★★★☆
Echoes at Dawn (KGI, #5) by Maya Banks In the Name of Love and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #4) by Ann Rule Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) by Nora Roberts

JUPITER:
☒22. J = James, P.D.|Innocent Blood|04.30.16|★★★☆☆
☒23. U = Unleashed|David Rosenfelt|07.17.16|★★★☆☆
☒24. P = Patterson, James|Double Cross||04.28.16|★★★☆☆
☒25. I = Iles, Greg|Turning Angel|04.02.16|★★★☆☆
☒26. T = The Third Victim|Lisa Gardner|05.12.16|★★★☆☆
☒27. E = Ehemann, Beth|Room for You|04.25.16|★★★☆☆
☒28. R = Rule, Ann|Empty Promises|05.30.16|★★★☆☆
Innocent Blood by P.D. James Unleashed (Andy Carpenter #11) by David Rosenfelt Double Cross (Alex Cross, #13) by James Patterson Turning Angel by Greg Iles The Third Victim (Quincy & Rainie, #2) by Lisa Gardner Room for You (Cranberry Inn Book 1) by Beth Ehemann Empty Promises and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #7) by Ann Rule

SATURN:
☒29. S = Sue Klebold|A Mother's Reckoning|05.31.16|★★★★☆
☒30. A = Abraham Verghese|Cutting for Stone|05.13.16|★★☆☆☆
☒31. T = Tom Clancy|The Hunt for Red October|06.07.16|★★★☆☆
☒32. U = Upstate|Kalisha Buckhanon|09.15.16|★★★★☆
☒33. R = Roberts, Nora|Born in Ice (Born In trilogy #2)|06.28.16|★★★☆☆
☒34. N = Nicholas Sparks|The Best of Me|04.14.16|★★☆☆☆
A Mother's Reckoning Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4) by Tom Clancy Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon Born in Ice (Born In trilogy #2)  by Nora Roberts The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

URANUS:
☒35. U = The Unbidden Truth|Kate Wilhelm|09.19.16|★★★☆☆
☒36. R = Ruta Sepetys|Salt to the Sea|06.28.16|★★★★★
☒37. A = Alice Kimberly|The Ghost and Mrs. McClure|04.16.16|★★★☆☆
☒38. N = Neggers, Carla|The Widow|04.22.16|★★★☆☆
☒39. U = Unspeakable|Kevin O'Brien|11.30.16|★★★★☆
☒40. S = Small Town Christmas|Jill Shalvis|06.06.16|★★★★☆
The Unbidden Truth (Barbara Holloway #8) by Kate Wilhelm Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys The Ghost and Mrs. McClure (Haunted Bookshop Mystery, #1) by Alice Kimberly The Widow (Boston Police/FBI, #1) by Carla Neggers Unspeakable by Kevin O'Brien Small Town Christmas (Lucky Harbor, #2.5, Deep in the Heart of Texas #2.5, Last Chance #2.5) by Jill Shalvis

NEPTUNE:
☒41. N = Nightwatcher|Wendy Corsi Staub|04.27.16|★★★☆☆
☒42. E = Evanovich, Janet|The Scam|04.30.16|★★★☆☆
☒43. P = Purity in Death|J.D. Robb|05.08.16|★★★★☆
☒44. T = Tricky Twenty-Two|Janet Evanovich|06.23.16|★★★★☆
☒45. U = Ugly Love|Colleen Hoover|02.10.17|✿✿✿✿✿
☒46. N = Nightwoods|Charles Frazier|05|01|16|★★★☆☆
☒47. E = Ehemann, Beth|Room for More|05.02.16|★★★☆☆
Nightwatcher (Nightwatcher #1) by Wendy Corsi Staub The Scam (Fox and O'Hare, #4) by Janet Evanovich Purity in Death (In Death, #15) by J.D. Robb Tricky Twenty-Two (Stephanie Plum, #22) by Janet Evanovich Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Nightwoods by Charles Frazier Room for More (Cranberry Inn Book 2) by Beth Ehemann

PLUTO:
☒48. P = Paper Towns|John Green|06.11.16|★★☆☆☆
☒49. L = Larkin, Jillian|Ingenue||05.30.16|★★☆☆☆
☒50. U = Until Friday Night|Abbi Glines|02.11.17|✿✿✿
☒51. T = Tess Gerritsen|The Sinner|09.12.16|★★★★☆
☒52. O = The Other Typist: A Novel|Suzanne Rindell|04.20.16|★★★★☆
Paper Towns by John Green Ingenue (Flappers, #2) by Jillian Larkin Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines The Sinner (Rizzoli & Isles, #3) by Tess Gerritsen The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀CHALLENGE COMPLETED 02/11/17☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀☀


message 14: by Kelly B (last edited Apr 12, 2016 12:31PM) (new)

Kelly B (KellyBey) | 742 comments Astronomy

Scavenger Hunt Freestyle

Level: ?? (As many I can find in the month of April)

Current count: 20/199


astronomer: Welcome to Night Vale
galaxy: Welcome to Night Vale
planet: Welcome to Night Vale
satellite: Welcome to Night Vale
sun: Welcome to Night Vale
solar system: Welcome to Night Vale
star: Welcome to Night Vale
sky: Welcome to Night Vale
universe: Welcome to Night Vale
dust: Welcome to Night Vale
earth: Welcome to Night Vale
twinkling: Welcome to Night Vale
space: Welcome to Night Vale
orbit: Welcome to Night Vale
moon: Welcome to Night Vale
gravity: Welcome to Night Vale
day: Welcome to Night Vale
radiation: Welcome to Night Vale
rings: Attachments
lens: House of Echoes
rocket: Mrs. Dalloway


message 15: by Srividya (last edited Apr 01, 2016 07:49AM) (new)

Srividya | 1156 comments NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy
Date: 04/01/16 - TBD
Option 3 - Spell Out the Planets
Books read: 0/--

MERCURY:

M
E
R
C - Churchill: A Life
U
R
Y

VENUS:
V
E
N
U
S -

EARTH:
E
A
R
T
H

MARS:
M
A
R
S

JUPITER:
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

SATURN:
S
A
T
U
R
N

URANUS:
U
R - Retribution Falls
A - The Age of Innocence
N
U
S

NEPTUNE:
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

PLUTO:
P - The Pillars of the Earth
L - The Lake House
U
T - Tigana
O


message 16: by Moderators of NBRC, Wheel-a-Thon Master (last edited Apr 01, 2016 09:36AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 26225 comments WELCOME to you all!!! Glad to see so many of you here already.

I hope that you will love the challenge! Read the Guidelines of each Adventure at the Adventure page or at the Q&A. Then, feel free to ask any questions over in the Q&A thread. Have fun, and be on the look out for more Choose Your Own Adventures, coming soon!


message 17: by Michelle (last edited Jan 20, 2017 08:46PM) (new)

Michelle Quinn | 440 comments Choose Your Own Adventure
ASTRONOMY (Finished)
Duration: 04/01-08/14
Cosmonaut : 25+ books
Spell It Out (44/44)


✔Mercury (7/7) (view spoiler)

✔Venus (5/5) (view spoiler)

✔Earth (5/5) (view spoiler)

✔Mars (4/4) (view spoiler)

✔Jupiter (7/7) (view spoiler)

✔Saturn (6/6) (view spoiler)

Uranus (2/6)(view spoiler)

Neptune (5/7) (view spoiler)

Pluto (3/5) (view spoiler)


message 18: by Samantha (last edited Apr 29, 2017 10:27PM) (new)

Samantha Harvey (PsychSammie) | 795 comments Spell-It-Out Rules of the planets
Using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter of the series name, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter in the audiobook narrators first or last name.
If you are reading a translated version, you can also use the first letter of the translator's first or last name.

As always, if the first letter of a title starts with ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘The’, etc., you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.

Duration: April 1, 2016 - ???
43/52 books

Mercury
M - Married By Morning
E - Ellen Raskin. The Westing Game
R - Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
C - Cline, Ernest. Armada
U
R - Roald Dahl Matilda
Y - Yolen, Jane. Briar Rose

Venus
V - V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic
E - Ernest Cline. Ready Player One
N - The Name of the Wind
U
S - Sookie Stackhouse, Dead Until Dark

Earth
E - Eli, Vicious
A - American Psycho
R - Rutkoski, Marie. The Winner's Curse
T - Tempt Me at Twilight
H - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Mars
M - Mary Poppins
A - A Wrinkle in Time
R - Robert C. O'Brien. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
S - Sam's Letters to Jennifer

Jupiter
J - Jeff Smith. Bone, Vol. 1: Out from Boneville
U
P - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two
I - Illuminae
T - Truant, Johnny (character). House of Leaves
E - Bone, Vol. 3: Eyes of the Storm
R - Rick Riordan. The Sea of Monsters

Saturn
S - The Shadow of the Wind
A - Anne of Green Gables
T - The Titan's Curse
U
R - Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief
N - Neil Gaiman. The Graveyard Book

Uranus
U
R - The Raven Boys
A - Arin, The Winner's Crime
N - Nikolas (MC) Gemina
U
S - Superman: The Golden Age Vol. 1

Neptune
N - Nesbo, Jo, (author) Cockroaches
E - Emeline, (MC) To Taste Temptation
P - Pan, The Battle of the Labyrinth
T - Tamlin, A Court of Thorns and Roses
U
N - Nicholas, The Marriage Bargain
E - Elyssa, The Queen of the Tearling

Pluto
P - Percy Jackson (MC) The Last Olympian
L - Linh, Cinder. (MC) Cinder
U
T - Thorn, (MC) Bone, Vol. 7: Ghost Circles
O - OreSeur, (MC) The Well of Ascension


message 19: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 01, 2016 01:34PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3157 comments I don't read a whole ton of sci-fi books so I'm only going to commit to 100 words but hopefully I'll find them all.

Astronomy Challenge
Level: Jupiter
Start Date: April 1, 2016


0/100 FOUND

Part 1

A
Alpha Centauri
aperature
apogee
asteroid
astronaut
astronomer
astronomy

B
big bang theory
binary star
black body
black hole

C
celestial
cluster
comet
conjunction
constellation
corona
cosmology
cosmos
crater
crescent moon

D
dark matter
day
declination
deep space
density
docking
dust
dwarf planet
dwarf star

E
Earth
earthbound
eccentricity
eclipse
elliptical orbit
equinox
escape velocity
event horizon

F
falling star
flare
flyby
free fall
full moon


message 20: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 01, 2016 01:31PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3157 comments Part II


G
galaxy
gamma ray
gas giant
geostationary
geosynchronous
gibbous moon
globular cluster
gravitation
gravity

H
half moon
heliocentric
hydrogen
helium
Hubble telescope
hyperbolic orbit
hypernova

I
ice giant
inclination
inertia
inferior planets
inner planets
interstellar
interstellar dust
ionosphere


J
Jupiter

K
Kepler's laws
kiloparsec
Kuiper belt

L
lens
light-year
local arm
local group
lunar

M
magnitude
mare
Mars
mass
Mercury
meteor
meteorite
meteoroid
Milky Way
minor planet
moon

N
nadir
NASA
nebula
Neptune
neutron star
new moon
north star
nova


message 21: by Barbara ★ (last edited Apr 01, 2016 01:32PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 3157 comments Part III


O
observatory
occultation
opposition
orbit
orbital eccentricity
orbital inclination
outer planets


P
parallax
parsec
partial eclipse
penumbra
perigee
perturbation
phase
plane of the ecliptic
planet
planetary nebula
planetoid
Pluto
pole star
precession
probe
pulsar

Q
quarter moon
quasar

R
radiant
radiation
red dwarf
red giant star
revolve
rings
rocket

S
satellite
Saturn
scientific notation
scintillation
shooting star
solar
singularity
sky
solar
solar system
solar wind
solstice
space
space exploration
space station
spectroscope
spectrum
star
starlight
sun
sunspot
superior planets
supernova
synodic
syzygy

T
telemetry
telescope
terminator
terrestrial
total eclipse
totality
transit
translunar
twinkling

U
umbra
universe
Uranus

V
vacuum
Van Allen belt
variable star
Venus
vernal equinox
visual magnitude

W
waning
wavelength
waxing
weightlessness
white dwarf
white giant
wormhole

X
x-rays

y
yellow dwarf

Z
zenith
zodiac


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Astronomy
Open Ended Deadline
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
Cosmonaut : 25+ books
Read: 0/52

Mercury
M
E
R
C
U
R
Y

Venus
V
E
N
U
S

Earth
E
A
R
T
H

Mars
M
A
R
S

Jupiter
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

Saturn
S
A
T
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P
L
U
T
O


message 23: by Angie (last edited Apr 01, 2016 02:07PM) (new)

Angie | 165 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy
Option 3: Spell Out
0/51
Start date: April 1, 2016


Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto


message 24: by Jex (new)

Jex (Jexball) | 2228 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy

Option 1: Read Space Themed Books
►Read books set completely (or at least mostly) in Space
►Level: Earthbound

1.
2.
3.


message 25: by ♦Ashley♦ (last edited Jul 21, 2017 08:24AM) (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments COMPLETE!

Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy
Duration: 4.01.16 - TBD
Option 3 Spell it out
Planets Completed: 9
Books: 52/52


M - People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-Off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges by Jen Mann|7.02.16
E - The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans|4.29.16
R - The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater|5.02.16
C - City of Bones by Cassandra Clare|6.30.16
U - Crazy Love You by Lisa Unger|7.25.16
R - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys|5.06.16
Y - The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey|6.07.16

V - A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab|4.24.16
E - One for the Money by Janet Evanovich|5.03.16
N - Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham|8.13.16
U - Utopia by Lincoln Child|9.27.16
S - Sign Off by Patricia McLinn

E - Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues by Diana Rowland|5.23.16
A - Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale|4.06.16
R - White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland|7.01.16
T - The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett|5.19.16
H - The Arrangement 5: The Ferro Family by H.M. Ward|7.13.16

M - Meant for Her by Amy Gamet|7.03.16
A - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott|4.13.16
R - The BFG by Roald Dahl|6.05.16
S - Smashed, Squashed, Splattered, Chewed, Chunked and Spewed by Lance Carbuncle|5.17.16

J - The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry|5.2816
U - In the Blood by Lisa Unger|6.21.16
P - Guilty Wives by James Patterson|7.22.16
I - In the Woods by Tana French|4.18.16
T - Do Not Disturb by A.R. Torre|6.24.16
E - Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich|6.17.16
R - Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys|6.25.16

S - Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan|8.05.16
A - Animal Farm by George Orwell|5.11.16
T - Tempted by P.C. Cast|7.08.16
U - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin|6.19.16
R - Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant|7.23.16
N - Before the Fall by Noah Hawley|8.16.17

U - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead|6.24.17
R - Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs|10.21.16
A - All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda|9.27.16
N - Never Never: Part Two by Colleen Hoover|10.02.16
U - Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters|7.14.16
S - Storm Front by Jim Butcher|8.28.16

N - Never Never by Colleen Hoover|8.18.16
E - Follow You Home by Mark Edwards|7.31.16
P - Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman|7.27.16
T - Twilight Children: Three Voices No One Heard Until a Therapist Listened by Torey L. Hayden|7.20.16
U - Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson|8.02.16
N - The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness|8.24.16
E - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline|9.15.16

P - I Funny: A Middle School Story by James Patterson|8.03.16
L - The Call of the Wild by Jack London|5.08.16
U - Black Out by Lisa Unger|8.20.16
T - Tick Tock by Dean Koontz|9.07.16
O - Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout|4.22.16


message 26: by Kat (last edited May 08, 2016 10:43PM) (new)

Kat (superkatness) | 198 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy


Option 1: Read Space Themed Books
►Read books set completely (or at least mostly) in Space
►Level: Interstellar

And remember, they're not science fiction,
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1. The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester (1/1/16)
2. Android at Arms by Andre Norton Android at Arms by Andre Norton (1/7/16)
3. Star Gate by Andre Norton Star Gate by Andre Norton (1/7/16)
4. Way Station by Clifford D. Simak Way Station by Clifford D. Simak (1/7/16)
5. For Love and Glory by Poul Anderson For Love and Glory by Poul Anderson (1/10/16)
6. Sassinak (The Planet Pirates) by Anne McCaffrey Sassinak by Anne McCaffrey (4/24/16)
7. Death of Sleep by Anne McCaffrey Death of Sleep by Anne McCaffrey (4/25/16)
8. Generation Warriors (Planet Pirates, #3) by Anne McCaffrey Generation Warriors by Anne McCaffrey (4/26/16)
9. Dinosaur Planet (Dinosaur Planet, #1) by Anne McCaffrey Dinosaur Planet by Anne McCaffrey (5/1/16)
10. Dinosaur Planet Survivors (Dinosaur Planet, #2) by Anne McCaffrey Dinosaur Planet Survivors by Anne McCaffrey (5/2/16)
11. Broken Bow (Star Trek Enterprise #1) by Diane Carey Broken Bow by Diane Carey (5/8/16)
12. By the Book (Star Trek Enterprise #2) by Dean Wesley Smith By the Book by Dean Wesley Smith (5/8/16)
13. Shockwave (Star Trek Enterprise #3) by Paul Ruditis Shockwave by Paul Ruditis (5/9/16)
14. What Price Honor? (Star Trek Enterprise #4) by Dave Stern What Price Honor? by Dave Stern (5/12/16)
15. Surak's Soul (Star Trek Enterprise #5) by J.M. Dillard Surak's Soul by J.M. Dillard (5/12/16)


message 27: by fleurette (new)

fleurette | 166 comments I'm in! I will go with Scavenger Hunt Freestyle.

It will be fun to discover how many words I can find without reading anything about astronomy or space exploration.


message 28: by fleurette (last edited Sep 18, 2018 10:22AM) (new)

fleurette | 166 comments Scavenger Hunt Freestyle - Astronomy
1st April 2016 - ?

Words found:

143 words

Industrial Magic (Women of the Otherworld, #4) by Kelley Armstrong

black hole, cluster, crater, day, dust, Earth, earthbound, Jupiter, lens, mass, Mercury, moon, new moon, observatory, phase, planet, probe, revolve, rings, satellite, sky, space, starlight, sun, transit, twinkling, vacuum, Venus

Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9) by Suzanne Brockmann

lunar, nova, opposition, orbit, radiation, rocket, star, universe

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files, #6) by Jim Butcher

celestial, corona, density, flare, meteor, spectrum

Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers, #1) by J. Lynn

asteroid, comet

New York to Dallas (In Death, #33) by J.D. Robb

conjunction, solar system

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega, #2) by Patricia Briggs

eccentricity, full moon, magnitude, radiant, x-rays


Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner, #1) by Lynn Flewelling

crescent moon, falling star, inclination, mare, occultation, quarter moon, solstice

Stalking Darkness (Nightrunner, #2) by Lynn Flewelling

eclipse, gravity, half moon, solar, waning, waxing, zenith

Sins of the Night (Dark-Hunter #7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

galaxy

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either (Heather Wells, #2) by Meg Cabot

helium, wavelength

Passion Unleashed (Demonica #3) by Larissa Ione

light-year, terrestrial


Heat Seeker (Elite Ops, #3) by Lora Leigh

singularity

Heat of the Night (Dream Guardians, #2) by Sylvia Day

wormhole

Fate's Edge (The Edge, #3) by Ilona Andrews

Mars


Attraction (Elements of Chemistry, #1; Hypothesis, #1.1) by Penny Reid

astronaut, dark matter

Hard as It Gets (Hard Ink, #1) by Laura Kaye

free fall

Free Fall (Elite Force, #4) by Catherine Mann

NASA

Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews

ice giant

Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, #4) by Janet Evanovich

terminator

Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Abigail Roux

Neptune

Manhattan Is My Beat (Rune, #1) by Jeffery Deaver

Alpha Centauri, meteorite, partial eclipse

The Pursuit (Fox and O'Hare, #5) by Janet Evanovich

telescope

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1) by Brent Weeks

supernova

Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen

interstellar, shooting star

The Golden Chance by Jayne Ann Krentz

docking

Darker After Midnight (Midnight Breed, #10) by Lara Adrian

totality

Fair Game (Alpha & Omega, #3) by Patricia Briggs

constellation

Ecstasy Unveiled (Demonica #4) by Larissa Ione

weightlessness

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson, #3) by Darynda Jones

Milky Way

Blood Bound (Mercy Thompson, #2) by Patricia Briggs

hydrogen

Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts

astronomer

Public Secrets by Nora Roberts

zodiac

Ice Station (Shane Schofield, #1) by Matthew Reilly

inertia, ionosphere, sunspot

Taken (Deception Series, #1) by Barbara Freethy

cosmos

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

north star

Into the Crossfire (Protectors, #1) by Lisa Marie Rice

space station

Moonglow (Darkest London, #2) by Kristen Callihan

gibbous moon

Skinner by Charlie Huston

event horizon, perigee, telemetry

Next to Die (SEAL Team 12, #4) by Marliss Melton

astronomy

Archangel's Heart (Guild Hunter, #9) by Nalini Singh

flyby

Oracle's Moon (Elder Races, #4) by Thea Harrison

nadir

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4) by Darynda Jones

Pluto, Saturn

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews

scientific notation

Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

parallax

The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) by Robert Galbraith

black body

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

cosmology

The Magicians (The Magicians #1) by Lev Grossman

dwarf star, equinox, nebula

Solitude Creek (Kathryn Dance, #4) by Jeffery Deaver

aperture, big bang theory

Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) by Jim Butcher

Doppler effect

Carte Blanche (James Bond) by Jeffery Deaver

cosmic rays

Ral's Woman (Zorn Warriors, #1) by Laurann Dohner

deep space

Impact (Wyman Ford #3) by Douglas Preston

apogee, background radiation, ecliptic, elliptical orbit, escape velocity, gamma ray, geostationary, Hubble telescope, hyperbolic orbit, meteoroid, neutron star

Moon Over Soho (Peter Grant, #2) by Ben Aaronovitch

pulsar

On a Wild Night (Cynster, #8) by Stephanie Laurens

gravitation

Tricked (The Iron Druid Chronicles, #4) by Kevin Hearne

gas giant

The Truth About Love (Cynster, #12) by Stephanie Laurens

outer planets

Unleash the Night (Dark Hunter, #8; Were-Hunter, #2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

declination

First Do No Evil (Blood Secrets, #1) by Carey Baldwin

umbra

Badlands by Morgan Brice

local group

Night Fall (T-FLAC, #12) by Cherry Adair

total eclipse

Beautiful Sacrifice by Elizabeth Lowell

plane of the ecliptic

Woman On The Run by Lisa Marie Rice

minor planet, penumbra

Lord Foul's Bane (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, #1) by Stephen R. Donaldson

scintillation

Edge of Midnight (Chasing Evil, #3) by Leslie Tentler

local arm


message 29: by Kay Kay (last edited Sep 10, 2016 08:01AM) (new)

Kay Kay | 1790 comments Ok Here I go:

Option 1 Books set completely or mostly in space:
Going for Cosmonaut! (Could be here a while)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer The Planets A Cosmic Pastoral Poems  by Diane Ackerman The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Scavenger Hunt:






A
Alpha Centauri
apastron
aperature
apogee
asterism
asteroid The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems pg 77 Title
astronaut
astronomer and four astronomers royal pg 99 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems
astronomical unit
astronomy
axial tilt
azimuth

B
background radiation
big bang theory
binary star
black body
black hole The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 12 Black hole,
sail beyond Pluto, or cut time
bolometer

C
celestial
celestial equator
cluster
comet
conjunction
constellation
cosmic rays
corona
cosmology
cosmonaut
cosmos
crater The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 71 craters within craters
crescent moon

D
dark matter
day The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Day in and Day out Pg 15
declination
deep space
density
docking
Doppler shift
double star
Drake equation
dust
dwarf planet
dwarf star


E
Earth [bookr:The Little Prince|157993] huge planets like Earth pg 9
earthbound
eccentricity
eclipse
ecliptic
elliptical orbit
equinox
escape velocity
event horizon
exoplanet
extragalaxtic

F
falling star
flare
flyby
free fall
full moon

G
galaxy The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems as if half the galazy descend
gamma ray
gas giant
geostationary
geosynchronous
gibbous moon
globular cluster
gravitation
gravity The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 43 ear blazed: gravity's watermark on my vellum

H
half moon
heliocentric
hydrogen The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems pg 82 Hydrogen out of the universe evolved
helium
Hubble telescope
hyperbolic orbit
hypernova

I
ice giant
inclination The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 20 inclination to refelect
inertia
inferior planets
inner planets
interstellar
interstellar dust
ionosphere


J
Jupiter The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 37 Mars and Jupiter stud the sky with light

K
Kepler's laws
kiloparsec
Kuiper belt

L
lens
light-year The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 25 lightyears from Alexandria
local arm
local group
lunar The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems pg 84 round their lunar circuit, consulting the moons

M
magnitude
mare
Mars The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems PG 37 Mars and Jupiter stud he sky with light
mass The Little Prince the music of midnight mass pg 71
Mercury The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 15 Title
meteor
meteorite
meteoroid
Milky Way The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 12Milky Way,
that's our Milky Way. For me,
minor planet The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 71 on this minor planet
moonThe Little Prince when a moon colored loop uncoiled on the sand

N
nadir
NASA
nebula The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 12nebula,
the Crab Nebula will never
Neptune The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Neptune colder.
neutron star The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems pg 85 The lowing of a neutron star
new moon
north star
nova

O
observatory Harmless he may be in the observatory pg 104 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems
occultation
opposition
orbit
orbital eccentricity
orbital inclination
outer planets


P
parallax
parsec
partial eclipse
penumbra
perigee
perturbation
phase The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 16 moonlike phases
plane of the ecliptic
planet The Little Prince What planet are you from? pg 7
planetary nebula
planetoid
Pluto Title pg 137 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems
pole star
precession
probe
pulsar

Q
quarter moon
quasar

R
radiant
radiation
red dwarf
red giant star
revolve The Little Prince Which means the planet now revolves once a minute pg 45
rings The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 91 hand together as rings
rocket The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 57 rocket to its heart

S
satellite The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 84 at a satellite campus ... on a real satellite till
Saturn The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 37 Saturn with it's pussyfoot ice
scientific notation
scintillation
shooting star
singularity
sky The Little Prince What, you fell out of the sky pg 7
solar
solar system The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 16 in the solar system
solar wind digram pg 117 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems
solstice
space The Little Prince Men occupy very little space on Earth pg 48
space exploration
space station
spectroscope
spectrum
star The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems PG 71 of a humdrum star
starlight
sun The Little Prince at first a charming little twig reaching to the sun pg 14
sunspot The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 20 for a treeknot, sinkhole, grotto, sunspot
superior planets
supernova
synodic
syzygy

T
telemetry
telescope Through a telescope he gapes so snake eyed pg 104 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems
terminator
terrestrial The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems pg 16 Like our own terrestrial
total eclipse
totality
transit
translunar
twinkling

U
umbra
universe The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 12 Universe, space, nebula, planet
of the universe,
Uranus Title pg 99 The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems

V
vacuum
Van Allen belt
variable star
Venus The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Pg 25 TitleThe Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral Poems Venus is much hotter Pg 16
vernal equinox
visual magnitude

W
waning
wavelength
waxing
weightlessness
white dwarf
white giant
wormhole

X
x-rays

y
yellow dwarf

Z
zenith
zodiac


message 30: by Colleen (last edited Apr 30, 2016 11:08AM) (new)

Colleen (colls) | 114 comments Option 1: Read Space Themed Books
►Read books set completely (or at least mostly) in Space
Level Terrestrial : 4 - 6 books
Terms of Enlistment 04/30/2016

Option 4: Astronomy Terms Freestyle
►Choose from the terms below, and use covers or titles for that term
Level Terrestrial : 4 - 6 books
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena 04/11/2016


message 31: by Teri-K (last edited May 03, 2016 05:34PM) (new)

Teri-K | 1286 comments I'll play. I don't read much sci-fi, but I am working my way through the Vorkosigan series, so we'll see where that gets me.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy
Duration: You Set the Pace
Begun: 4/3/2016

Option 1: Read Space Themed Books
►Read books set completely (or at least mostly) in Space
Level: Astronomer, 7 - 10 books

1. Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/3
2. Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/4
3. A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/5
4. Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/20
5. Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/28
6. Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
7.

Option 5: Scavenger Hunt Freestyle
►Find the words below in the books you read. There is no limit to the number of words per book. **Will accept Plurals of the word, but no other variation. Only exact word or exact word that is plural will be accepted!
Level: To see what I get.
Completed: 94/200

Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/3
Completed: 33 words
cluster "He spotted the Kouldelka clan in the ballroom, in a cluster on the far side."
comet "A smoky comet's trail of exquisetly fine powder hung a moment in the air."
day "The day in question dawned foggy and damp..."
density "...or attempting to market them like high information density slabs of meat."
docking "Properly, upon docking the injured hostage was rushed out first."
dust "I wouldn't expect much dust, given the air filters here."
Earth "The late Ser Galen, killed in that mess on earth..."
eclipse "...whom legend had it had died insane after the abrupt eclipse..."
event horizon "The fleet existed before Barrayar ever came over our event horizon..."
free fall "The med tech ducked away into free fall."
galaxy "...in the chaining network of wormhole jump routes that strung the galaxy together."
gravity "...after the sink back into their gravity well."
inclination "A slight inclination of her head."
magnitude "Several orders of magnitude simpler than installing it must have been."
mare "The mare was next door to somnolent."
mass "The heavy duty fuel cells add mass..."
opposition "I'm afraid it will find stiff opposition..."
orbit "We've just left orbit."
parallax "Let's just say... a parallax view of the problem could be most revealing."
phase "It is an entirely biochemical, rather than a pahse elliptical, form of epilepsy."
planet "I don't want to be stuck on just one planet for the rest of my life."
planetoid "...like a wandering planetoid, to fall into orbit..."
probe " probe, though most surely not a robot, to go places I can't..."
radiant "Her body seemd to glow with the radiant heat of burning metabolism."
radiation "You are entering a high radiation area."
satellite "...looed for all the world like a sheperical satellite, bristling with antennae."
sky "Things fell out of the sky onto Ivan."
space "She had doffed the helmet and gloves from her space armor..."
star "...formed into a dense cake in the shape of a star."
sun "...watching the rising sun burning redly through the morning mists above Vorkosigan Surleau."
telemetry "Your suit emitted a lot of garbage telemetry."
universe "It's a big universe."
wormhole "...six important wormhole jump points in close practical proximity to one another."

Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/4
Completed: 21 words
apogee "Yes... vertigo at apogee, eh?"
asteroid "How could he have gotten all the way out to the second asteroid belt and boarded it…"
crater "...hence we can thank our ancestors for our Southern crater lakes."
eliptic "The damaged Soletta-array was now visible, creeping along the eliptic…"
equinox "And - over in Equinox - wild cockatoos."
gravitation "...taking into account light, water, gravitation, trace nutrients, and even attacks by programmed pests."
interstellar "Explorations through it had deep-ended either in deep interstellar space…"
Mars "...an immensely easier problem to tackle than such classic cold planets as, say, Mars."
meteor "...hoping to be hit by a meteor before his disease manifested itself."
moon "...that included as an option it's famous moon circling a handspan away…"
rings "...leaving only pale red rings of new scars."
shooting star "...the clockwork procession of their heavens - comets, novae, shooting stars - "
solar "...the reflected fire of the solar mirror sprang out in brilliant contrast…"
solar system "...and then a quarter of a solar system away when she really needed him."
solar wind "Solar wind."
solstice "The Solstice Massacre was infamous…"
space station "There were works on space stations and their construction…"
spectrum "Over the following decades, a full spectrum mixture…"
terminator "Furthermore, the terminator moved across their miniature landscapes in real time…"
vacuum "No one stands up to exposure to vacuum without a pressure suit, regardless of their age."
zenith "A vague wave of his arm taking in the planet from zenith to horizon indicated his idea of scope."

A Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/5
Completed: 4 words
flare "She rose in a flare of skirt; he boweed over her hand."
inertia "This cheery inertia proved a happy chance..."
twinkling "...gleamiong and flashing and twinkling in the twilight."
wavelength "...how to make wings that bio-fluoresce at the right wavelength..."

A Palm for Mrs Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman 4/20
Completed: 1 word
astronomer "I think he prefers to become an astronomer."

Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/20
Completed: 5 words
celestial "Who almost never left the Celestial Garden..."
constellation "Constellation by constellation, the haut were called forth..."
deep space "Briefly, one of our Komarr-based trade fleets put in at a deep space facility..."
solar "They were three jumps out from Solar space..."
transit "Then your most recent reports are probably somewhere in transit..."

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel 4/21
Completed: 14 words
astronomy "felt little affinity for anything outside astronomy."
conjunction "with the time the same conjunction was supposed to occur in the skies over the reference location."
earthbound "Earthbound astronomers were watching for the lieght of a moon to reemerge from the shadow of another world."
elliptical orbit "The moon follows an irregular elliptical orbit around the earth..."
Jupiter "when the earth came closest to Jupiter in it's orbit around the sun."
lunar "In this fashion, astronomers built one of the three pillars supporting the lunar distance method."
Mercury "Halley had witnessed part of a more common transit of Mercury from St. Helens in 1677."
north star "the compass helped sailors find direction when overcast skies obscured the sun by day or the North Star at night."
observatory "King Louis approved the building of an astronomical observatory in Paris."
pole star "The relative positions of the magnetic pole and the Pole Star sufficed to give a longitude reading in degrees east or west."
Saturn "had divined that the 'moons' Galileo observed around Saturn were really a ring."
telescope "called a sextant, which incorperated a telescope and a wider measuring arc."
terrestrial "What more, the results were further contaminated by the results of terrestrial magnetism."
Venus "In order for Venus to transit, or trespass in this fashion, the planet must be precisely between the Earth and the sun."

An Owl Too Many by Charlotte MacLeod 4/22
Completed: 3 words
full moon, "just as this great horned owl flew smack-dab across the face of the full moon with a bunch of wispy clouds streaking along behind."
lens "Folded and wrapped over the lens, the thin cloth diffused the beam..."
rocket "They found the makeshift contrivance that had been used to launch the rockets..."

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold 4/28
Completed: 3 words
aperture "Run, Jet!" she gasped, and bolted for the aperture.
dark matter "would be added on the debit side of the House Cordonah ledger, at least in the dark matter column."
nadir "We had reached the nadir of marketing my mother-in-law's hair…"

Night Broken by Patricia Briggs 5/2
Completed: 1
x-rays "Samuel said the first x-rays showed that you broke your neck."

Have Spacesuit Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein 5/3
Completed: 9 words
black hole "we threw the dead one down a black hole and went on."
double star "Proxima Centauri is a double star, as you know if you do crossword puzzles..."
helium "But there came a day when I pumped Oscar full of pure helium at two atmospheres absolute."
light-year "A light-year is -- I had forgotten."
Milky Way "It is pure as the Milky Way."
Neptune "Or maybe Neptune -"
Pluto "The outer door opened and I had my first view of Pluto."
starlight "counted thirty seconds to give time to adjust to starlight while I fumbled..."
Uranus "NEPTUNE, SATURN, URANUS"

Memory (Vorkosigan Saga, #10) by Lois McMaster Bujold Komarr (Vorkosigan Saga, #11) by Lois McMaster Bujold A Civil Campaign (Vorkosigan Saga, #12) by Lois McMaster Bujold A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax (Mrs. Pollifax, Book 4) by Dorothy Gilman Diplomatic Immunity (Vorkosigan Saga, #13) by Lois McMaster Bujold Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel An Owl Too Many (Peter Shandy, #8) by Charlotte MacLeod Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga, #15) by Lois McMaster Bujold Night Broken (Mercy Thompson, #8) by Patricia Briggs Have Space Suit-Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein


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Glad to see so many of you excited for the start of the "Choose Your Own Adventure" series. I hope you all will like the rest of the series just as much!


message 33: by Imagination (last edited Jul 15, 2016 01:18AM) (new)

Imagination Meg (ImaginationMeg) | 60 comments Astronomy
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
April 1, 2016-No Deadline

►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out the 9 Known (real) planets. Do NOT have to use space only related books, but for an extra challenge, use space only related books. :)

Using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter of the series name, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name, or the first letter in the audiobook narrators first or last name.
If you are reading a translated version, you can also use the first letter of the translator's first or last name.

Mercury
M:Marissa Meyer, Fairest 5/1/16
E:The Embittered Ruby by Nicole O'Dell 6/27/16
R:Ron Weasley - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling 4/10/16
C:Charles Dickens, Great Expectations 5/19
U
R:Revenson, Jody - Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films: Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Beyond 5/17
Y

Venus
V:Vega Jane - The Finisher by David Baldacci 4/30/16
E
N:Nicole O'Dell, The Shadowed Onyx 6/27/16
U
S:Stars Above by Marissa Meyer 5/4/16

Earth
E
A:Asha - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling 5/14/16
R:Red Queen Series - Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard 5/31/16
T:The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain 5/2/16
H:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling 4/6/16

Mars
M:Milo - Greenglass House by Kate Milford 5/8/16
A:Avani - Kalahari by Jessica Khoury
R:Rowling, J.K., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 7/9/16
S:Sign Of The Guardian: Volume II in the First Life fantasy adventure series. by Ryan Logan 5/28/16

Jupiter
J:J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 4/2/16
U
P
I:The Independent Guide to Universal Studios Hollywood 2016 by G. D. Costa 6/11/16
T:Terrier by Tamora Pierce 6/17/16
E
R

Saturn
S:Stranded Series - Home by Theresa Shaver 6/18/16
A:Ask a Science Teacher: Stuff You Always Wanted to Know about How the World Works, But Didn T Know Who to Ask by Larry Scheckel 7/4/16
T:Theresa Shaver, City Escape: A Stranded Novel 6/20/16
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S:Stephanie Skeem, Flotsam 6/21/16

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P
L:Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone 6/30
U
T
O:O'Dell, Nicole, The Wishing Pearl 6/24/16


message 34: by Jen (last edited Aug 31, 2016 12:50AM) (new)

Jen (reader44ever) | 2907 comments I'd like to do this one. Sounds fun! And I too wax nostalgic over the CYOA books from the 80s. :-)

NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy
Date: 04/01/16 - 08/30/2016
Option 3, Spell Out the Planets
Cosmonaut: 25+ books



Letters left to fulfill:
I did it! I'm done! I'm a Cosmonaut! Woohoo!!! :-) (Completed 08/30/2016.)


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52 of 52 Books Completed!!! Last book finished on 08/30/2016. :-) Books in order read:
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman Rosemary and Rue (October Daye, #1) by Seanan McGuire A Local Habitation (October Daye, #2) by Seanan McGuire An Artificial Night (October Daye, #3) by Seanan McGuire Late Eclipses (October Daye, #4) by Seanan McGuire One Salt Sea (October Daye, #5) by Seanan McGuire Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) by Seanan McGuire Chimes at Midnight (October Daye, #7) by Seanan McGuire The Winter Long (October Daye, #8) by Seanan McGuire A Red-Rose Chain (October Daye, #9) by Seanan McGuire Unwind (Unwind, #1) by Neal Shusterman Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Personal Demons (Megan Chase, #1) by Stacia Kane Demon Inside (Megan Chase, #2) by Stacia Kane Demon Possessed (Megan Chase, #3) by Stacia Kane Kiss and Spell (Enchanted, Inc., #7) by Shanna Swendson Armada by Ernest Cline The Princess Bride by William Goldman Enclave (Razorland, #1) by Ann Aguirre The Kingdom (Graveyard Queen, #2) by Amanda Stevens Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3) by Kiersten White Grave Sight (Harper Connelly, #1) by Charlaine Harris Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris An Ice Cold Grave (Harper Connelly, #3) by Charlaine Harris Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4) by Charlaine Harris Anyone But You by Jennifer Crusie Rise of the Evening Star (Fablehaven, #2) by Brandon Mull Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter, #1) by Nalini Singh Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, #1) by Faith Hunter Blood Cross (Jane Yellowrock, #2) by Faith Hunter Mercy Blade (Jane Yellowrock, #3) by Faith Hunter Raven Cursed (Jane Yellowrock, #4) by Faith Hunter Death's Rival (Jane Yellowrock, #5) by Faith Hunter Blood Trade (Jane Yellowrock, #6) by Faith Hunter Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock, #7) by Faith Hunter Broken Soul (Jane Yellowrock, #8) by Faith Hunter Shadow Rites (Jane Yellowrock, #10) by Faith Hunter Wickedly Dangerous (Baba Yaga, #1) by Deborah Blake 'Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick Alchemystic (The Spellmason Chronicles, #1) by Anton Strout Sourcery (Discworld, #5) by Terry Pratchett The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Wyrd Sisters (Discworld, #6; Witches #2) by Terry Pratchett The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman The Shining by Stephen King Girl Under Glass (Glass and Iron Series, #1) by Monica Enderle Pierce Moon Struck (When, Were & Howl, #1) by Jeanette Raleigh The Obsession by Nora Roberts Pleasure Unbound A Demonica Novel (Demonica, #1) by Larissa Ione Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (Fablehaven, #4) by Brandon Mull Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs


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message 36: by Laura (last edited Apr 17, 2016 04:58PM) (new)

Laura | 6925 comments Choose Your Own Adventure: Astronomy
Scavenger Hunt Freestyle
April 17 2016- No Deadline
level: Pluto=181+words


Word List
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☘KathyD☘ | 116 comments i'm in...not sure what path i'm taking yet


message 38: by Jojobean (last edited Apr 28, 2016 08:17PM) (new)

Jojobean | 447 comments Astronomy
Start Date: 4/28/16
Option 6: Scavenger Hunt Want-it-All**
►The same Freestyle, but you must find at least one word from each letter grouping (i.e., one word from A, B, C, D etc.). **Will accept Plurals of the word, but no other variation. Only exact word or exact word that is plural will be accepted!
Jupiter : 81-100 words

Words:
asteroid
astronaut
astronomer
astronomy
big bang theory
black hole
celestial
cluster
comet
constellation
crater
crescent moon
dark matter
day
deep space
density
dust
Earth
earthbound
eccentricity
eclipse
ecliptic
equinox
falling star
flare
free fall
full moon
galaxy
gravity
hydrogen
helium
inclination
inertia
interstellar
Jupiter
kiloparsec
lens
light-year
lunar
magnitude
meteor
meteorite
Milky Way
moon
new moon
north star
nova
observatory
opposition
orbit
phase
planet
precession
quarter moon
radiant
radiation
revolve
rings
rocket
satellite
shooting star
sky
solar
solar system
solstice
space
space station
spectrum
star
starlight
sun
supernova
telescope
terminator
terrestrial
total eclipse
totality
transit
twinkling
universe
vacuum
waning
wavelength
waxing
weightlessness
wormhole
x-rays
yellow dwarf
zenith
zodiac


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message 40: by NancyHelen (last edited May 03, 2016 04:36AM) (new)

NancyHelen | 1454 comments I'm going to try for the Spell-it-out option for this one.

Astronomy
Duration: 1 May 2016 - ???
Option: 3 - Spell it out
Level: Cosmonaut

Planets: 0/9
Books: 0/52

Mercury
M
E
R
C
U
R
Y

Venus
V
E
N
U
S

Earth
E
A
R
T
H

Mars
M
A
R
S

Jupiter
J
U
P
I
T
E
R

Saturn
S
A
T
U
R
N

Uranus
U
R
A
N
U
S

Neptune
N
E
P
T
U
N
E

Pluto
P
L
U
T
O


message 41: by NancyHelen (last edited May 03, 2016 04:40AM) (new)

NancyHelen | 1454 comments I'm ALSO going to have a go with the scavenger list.

Astronomy
Duration: 1 May 2016- ???
Level: Pluto

Words found: 0/199

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message 44: by Emily (last edited May 03, 2018 03:50PM) (new)

Emily | 956 comments Im in
Astronomy -DONE
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
April 1, 2016-No Deadline
►Using the Spell-it-Out Rules(*), spell out the 9 Known (real) planets. Do NOT have to use space only related books, but for extra challenge, use space only related books. :)

Mercury
Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward 4.13
Elen Free-Riding the Storm 4.15
Rough Ride by Cynthia Rayne 4.21
Crescent, Sam-Bullied by the Boss 4.13
Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds 12.8
RL Mathewson-Delectable 4.29
Yegor by Esther E Schmidt 4.24

Venus
Vulfans True Mate by Georgette St Clair 5.6
Evelyn Glass-Wanted by the Biker 8.12
Nicole James-Blood 6.8
Unforgiving by Esther E schmidt 2.28
Single Dads Bride by Melinda Minx 5.5

Earth 
Earth 
Aleana Alder - My Defender 5.19
Rayne, Cynthia-Devil May Care 4.24
Talen by Rebecca Zanetti 5.10
Heat by CA Harms 5.10

Mars 
Mister Moneybags by Vi Keeland 4.10
Angela Verdenius - Marty 5.10
Rayne, Cynthia-Flesh and Blood 4.22
Sienna Valentine-Dirty Jock 4.20

Jupiter 
Jordan Silver - Bad Uncle 4.8
Until Susan by CP Smith 3.21
Playing the Greeks Game by Sharon Kendrick 4.3
Irish Prince by Virginia Nelson 5.15
Taken by Kathryn Thomas 4.24
Esther E Schmidt-Corban 6.2
Rayne-Cynthia-Blood in the Water 4.23

Saturn 
Seere, Diana-Billionaire Shifters Secret Baby 4.6
Alyssa Rose Ivy-Forged in Stone 5.18
T- Thomas, Kathryn - Owned by the Bad Boy 5.11
Until Sunrise by Sarah O'Rourke 3.13
Rita Stradling- Making Bad Choices 4.18
Never Enough by Roxie Noir 4.6

Uranus 
Until Nox by Layla Frost 3.5
Rayne, Cynthia-Hot as Hades 4.21
Amber Burns-Overhaul 5.8
Nicole, Jacquelyn- Craving Molly 5.3
Unforgiving by Esther E Schmidt 2.13
St Clair, Georgette-Dragon Claims His Treasure 4.6

Neptune 
Nicole Snow-Baby Fever 5.11
Esther E Schmidt-Chester 5.9
Playboy Boss's Chosen Bride by Emma Darcy 4.5
Tessa Bailey-Staking His Claim 5.16
Until Harmony by Aurora Rose Reynolds 1.20
Natalie, Kristen-Werewolfs Baby 5.5
Emily Hemmer-Break Up Psychic 7.17

Pluto
Paths by Brynne Asher 5.15
Legend's Promise by Dani Jace 4.4
Under the Covers by Rebecca Zanetti 4.25
Travers, Winter-Nickel 7.29
Owens, CM - Axles Brand 5.2


message 45: by Holli (last edited Aug 08, 2018 01:09AM) (new)

Holli | 394 comments Astronomy
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
June 1, 2016-No Deadline
►Spell-Out Option
Level: Cosmonaut


Mercury
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Venus
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Earth
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Mars
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Jupiter
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Saturn
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Uranus
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Neptune
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Pluto
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message 46: by Connie N. (last edited Dec 30, 2017 01:30PM) (new)

Connie N. | 389 comments Not sure how I missed this one, but I'll spell out the planets, starting in June.

Astronomy - Spell Out the Planets
Timeframe: 6/1/16 to 12/24/17
52/52
9/9 Planets

Mercury(7/7)
M - Author Mary Higgins Clark - The Cinderella Murder - 6/8/16 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Finger Lickin' Fifteen - 6/4/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
R - Author J.D. Robb - Betrayal in Death - 6/6/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
C - Author Olivia Cunning - Double Time - 6/9/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - Unforgivable by Laura Griffin - 8/7/16 ♥♥♥♥
R - Ravishing Ruby by Lavinia Kent - 6/23/16 ♥♥♥♥
Y - You've Been Warned by James Patterson - 11/9/16 ♥♥♥♥

Venus(5/5)
V - Vintage Dreams by Jannie Lund - 9/8/16 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Full Speed - 6/27/16 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Marieke Nijkamp - This Is Where It Ends - 9/17/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - Undercover in the CEO's Bed by Coleen Kwan - 12/11/16 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Shannon Stacey - Controlled Burn - 6/15/16 ♥♥♥♥

Earth(5/5)
E - Author Janet Evanovich - The Job - 6/14/16 ♥♥♥♥
A - At Last by Jill Shalvis - 6/12/16 ♥♥♥♥
R - Reunion in Death by J.D. Robb - 7/2/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Tamed by Emma Chase - 6/26/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
H - Hope Flames by Jaci Burton - 6/20/16 ♥♥♥♥

Mars(4/4)
M - Miss Match by Laurelin McGee - 7/30/16 ♥♥♥♥
A - Author Anna Sullivan - Hideaway Cove - 6/30/16 ♥♥♥
R - Risking It All by Christi Barth - 7/3/16 ♥♥♥♥
S – Steal Me by Lauren Layne - 8/1/16 ♥♥♥♥

Jupiter(7/7)
J - Author Jill Shalvis - Forever and a Day - 8/31/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - Undone by Karin Slaughter - 9/3/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
P - Purity in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/10/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
I - I Knew You Were Trouble by Soraya Lane - 7/12/16 ♥♥♥
T - Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones - 7/16/16 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - Sizzling Sixteen - 7/21/16 ♥♥♥♥
R - Author Robyn Carr - What We Find - 7/8/16 ♥♥♥

Saturn(6/6)
S - The Sound of Glass by Karen White - 7/10/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
A - Author Kristen Ashley - Rock Chick - 8/12/16 ♥♥♥♥
T - Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by Sarah MacLean - 7/23/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - UnEnchanted by Chanda Hahn - 11/6/16 ♥♥♥
R - Author Rececca Zanetti - Forgotten Sins - 7/17/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
N - Nine Women, One Dress by Jane L. Rosen - 10/11/16 ♥♥♥♥

Uranus(6/6)
U - Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds - 7/9/17 ♥♥
R – Author J.D. Robb - Seduction in Death - 6/22/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
A - Author Donna Andrews - We'll Always Have Parrots - 8/16/16 ♥♥♥♥
N - The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine - 11/29/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes by Jennifer Crusie - 12/24/17 ♥♥♥♥
S - Author Shannon Stacey - Fully Ignited - 7/13/16 ♥♥♥♥

Neptune(7/7)
N - Notorious Pleasures by Elizabeth Hoyt - 11/1/16 ♥♥♥♥
E - Author Elizabeth Hoyt - Wicked Intentions - 8/7/16 ♥♥♥♥
P - Portrait in Death by J.D. Robb - 8/19/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
T - Author Tilia Klebenov Jacobs - Second Helpings at the Serve You Right Café - 8/8/16 ♥♥♥♥
U - The Untamed Earl by Valerie Bowman - 1/18/17 ♥♥♥♥
N - Author Nancy Atherton - Aunt Dimity Digs In - 12/7/16 ♥♥♥
E - Author Janet Evanovich - The Scam - 8/29/16 ♥♥♥♥

Pluto(5/5)
P - Paris for One and Other Stories by Jojo Moyes - 11/21/16 ♥♥♥♥
L - Lucky in Love by Jill Shalvis - 6/7/16 ♥♥♥♥♥
U - Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey - 2/11/17 ♥♥♥♥
T - Touch & Go by Mira Lyn Kelly - 8/19/16 ♥♥♥♥
O - Off the Hook by Laura Drewry - 6/7/16 ♥♥♥♥

****CHALLENGE COMPLETE 12/24/17****


message 47: by Megs (last edited Apr 30, 2017 07:24AM) (new)

Megs (meganlikesbooks) | 269 comments I'm totally in to spell the planets!

Start date: 2016/06/23

Mercury (6/7)
M - Margi Preus - West of the Moon - 7/2
E - Elizabeth C. Bunce - A Curse Dark as Gold - 6/26
R - Raziel Reid - When Everything Feels Like the Movies - 8/3
C - Changeless - 8/12
U - The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss - 6/30
R - Rebecca Skloot - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - 9/11
Y

Venus(5/5)
V - Lynn Viehl - Disenchanted & Co., Part 1: Her Ladyship's Curse - 7/21
E - Each Step is the Journey - 9/6
N - Neil Gaiman - InterWorld - 8/30
U - Undermajordomo Minor
S - Sarah J. Maas - Heir of Fire - 8/29

Earth (5/5)
E - Eoin Colfer - Artemis Fowl - 9/11
A - Ann Brashares - The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - 8/1
R - Rainbow Rowell - Fangirl - 10/11
T - Thomas King - Green Grass, Running Water - 8/16
H - Here, There Be Dragons - 8/18

Mars (4/4)
M - Madame Bovary - 9/28
A - Alias Hook - 8/24
R - Richard Adams - Watership Down - 10/24
S - Kristen Simmons - The Glass Arrow - 9/24

Jupiter(7/7)
J - Jessica Lidh - The Number 7 - 7/20
U - The Undomestic Goddess
P - Pariah - 7/10
I - I'd Rather Wear Pajamas - 7/12
T - Twenties Girl - 12/14
E - Ernest Cline - Ready Player One - 9/27
R - Ransom Riggs - Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - 10/30

Saturn (5/6)
S - Shadowbloom - 10/29
A - Catherine Aird - The Religious Body - 9/6
T - Anne R. Tan - Raining Men and Corpses
U
R - Rhys Bowen - Her Royal Spyness - 11/26
N - Blake Nelson - The Prince of Venice Beach - 12/19

Uranus (4/6)
U
R - Richard Wagamese - Indian Horse - 12/27
A - The Arctic Incident - 10/01
N - Nora Roberts - Lessons Learned
U
S - Angela Scott - Wanted: Dead or Undead - 11/5

Neptune (3/7)
N
E - Ella in Perfected - 10/04
P - Patricia Briggs - Blood Bound - 9/16
T - Timothy Ferriss - The 4-Hour Workweek
U
N
E - The Eternity Code - 10/8

Pluto (3/5)
P - Patricia Briggs - Iron Kissed - 11/8
L - Jeff Lindsay - Darkly Dreaming Dexter - 8/30
U
T - Laini Taylor - Daughter of Smoke & Bone
O - Oryx and Crake - 7/30


message 48: by jingles (new)

jingles | 1212 comments Small update!

NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy
Date: 04/01/16 - 00/00/00
Level: 3, Spell Out the Planets
21/52 Completed

Challenge Link: NBRC: CYOA - Astronomy

MERCURY:
☒1. M = McCullough, David|The Johnstown Flood|05.24.16|★★★★☆
☒2. E = Erik Larson|Isaac's Storm|04.01.16|★★★★☆
☒3. R = Rule, Ann|A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases|04.06.16|★★★★☆
☒4. C = Christy Reece|Last Chance|04.29.16|★★★★☆
☒5. U = Upson, Nicola|Angel with Two Faces|05.17.16|★★★☆☆
☒6. R = Riley, Lucinda|The Midnight Rose|05.14.16|★★★★☆
☒7. Y = The Yokota Officers Club|Sarah Bird|07.03.16|★☆☆☆☆
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #3) by Ann Rule Last Chance (Last Chance Rescue, #6) by Christy Reece Angel with Two Faces (Josephine Tey, #2) by Nicola Upson The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley The Yokota Officers Club by Sarah Bird

VENUS:
☒8. V = Vanderpool, Clare|Moon Over Manifest|05.18.16|★★★☆☆
☒9. E = Elizabeth Peters|Lion in the Valley|04.26.16|★★★☆☆
☒10. N = Nelson DeMille|Plum Island|04.13.16|★★★☆☆
☒11. U = Under the Cajun Moon|Mindy Starns Clark|06.15.16|★★☆☆☆
☒12. S = The Soldier's Wife|Margaret Leroy|04.13.16|★★★★☆
Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool Lion in the Valley (Amelia Peabody, #4) by Elizabeth Peters Plum Island (John Corey, #1) by Nelson DeMille Under the Cajun Moon by Mindy Starns Clark The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy

EARTH:
☒13. E = Elizabeth Musser|Two Crosses|04.25.16|★★★☆☆
☒14. A = All I Ever Wanted|Kristan Higgins|04.07.16|★★★☆☆
☒15. R = Rule, Ann|The End of the Dream|05.09.16|★★★★☆
☒16. T = A Tree Grows in Brooklyn|Betty Smith|04.17.16|★★★★☆
☒17. H = Hannah, Kristin|Winter Garden|04.03.16|★★★★☆
Two Crosses (Secrets of the Cross Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Musser All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgins The End of the Dream The Golden Boy Who Never Grew Up (Crime Files, #5) by Ann Rule A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah

MARS:
☒18. M = Maya Banks|Echoes at Dawn|05.15.16|★★★★☆
☒19. A = Ann Rule|In the Name of Love and Other True Cases|04.20.16|★★★★☆
☒20. R = Ragtime|E.L. Doctorow|05.28.16|★★☆☆☆
☒21. S = Sea Swept|Nora Roberts|05.26.16|★★★★☆
Echoes at Dawn (KGI, #5) by Maya Banks In the Name of Love and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #4) by Ann Rule Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow Sea Swept (Chesapeake Bay Saga #1) by Nora Roberts


message 49: by Dany (last edited Oct 14, 2018 06:18PM) (new)

Dany Burns (Dany_Burns) | 44 comments I know this started forever ago but I'm going to join!

Open Ended Deadline
Option 3: Spell Out the Planets
Cosmonaut : 25+ books
Read: 41/52

Mercury
M: Caleb's Crossing charecter - Makepeace
E:Vengeance Road By: Erin Bowman 09/11/16
R: The Wrath & the Dawn By: Renee Ahdieh 09/06/16
C: 2010: Odyssey Two By: Arthur C. Clarke 8/27/16
U
R: Shadows and Dreams series: remade 09/18/2016
Y

Venus
V: A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World 8/28/16
E: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Character: aunt em 11/24/16
N:Nevernight 10/01/16
U
S:Starflight - 7/19/16

Earth
E: The Leaf Reader By: Emily Arsenault - 1/7/18
A: The Darkest Minds Alexandra Bracken
R:The Raven Boys 09/18/16
T:The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
H: Boys on the Bus Character: Hunter S. Thompson - 12/18/16

Mars
M: The Thousandth Floor by: Katharine McGee 10/06/16
A: A Great and Terrible Beauty
R: Wolf by Wolf By: Ryan Graudin
S: Stalking Jack the Ripper 10/11/16

Jupiter
J: Gemina By Jay Kristoff 11/08/16
U
P: The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution - 9/09/16
I: In Cold Blood - 01/23/17
T: The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country - 8/20/16
E: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - 04/18/18
R: Replica 10/29/16

Saturn
S: Double Down Character: Smallvilleguy 11/18/16
A: A Shadow Bright and Burning 11/23/16
T: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi 10/20/16
U
R: Regarding the Fountain: A Tale, in Letters, of Liars and Leaks 12/17/16
N: Regarding the Sink: Where, Oh Where, Did Waters Go? Character - Sam N 12/18/16

Uranus
U
R: Regarding the Trees: A Splintered Saga Rooted in Secrets - 12/19/16
A: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo - 04/24/18
N: Night Film - 08/19/18
U
S: Straight Talk About Cults 01/24/17

Neptune
N
E: All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - 05/16/18
P: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry - 07/25/18
T: Triple Threat - 1/16/18
U
N: The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic - 10/14/18
E

Pluto
P: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick 4/1/18
L: Fallout Character: Lois Lane
U
T: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss - 07/21/18
O: Of Mice and Men 09/11/16


message 50: by Cait S (new)

Cait S | 2723 comments Calling it a day on this one too! These words were TOUGH. 126/199 :)


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