You can do some citizen science in space, with the help of ArduSat—a proposed satellite that will be an open platform allowing the general public to design and run experiments, games, and photography projects in space. Right now, Discover magazine is hosting an awesome contest where you can win an Arduino development kit worth $1500, which will help you create an experiment that works with the satellite—and get a week of uptime on the satellite to bring your project to fruition. All you have to do to enter is donate to help fund ArduSat on Kickstarter (you can donate as much or as little as you want), and then submit a plan for an experiment or project to the editors of Discover. BadAstronomy blogger Phil Plait will be among the judges and the winning project will be announced on July 20th.

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