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Uwingu to Fund Space Educators and Outreach Professionals Affected By NASA Sequestration
Uwingu announced that all Uwingu Fund proceeds from its contest to determine the People's Choice name for the planet around alpha Centauri will be dedicated to Education & Public Outreach professionals & projects affected by NASA sequestration cuts.
Boulder, Colorado—Space company UwinguTM announced today that all Uwingu Fund proceeds from its public contest to determine the worldwide public’s choice to name the planet orbiting alpha Centauri—the nearest star to the Sun—will be dedicated to grants to Education and Public Outreach (EPO) professionals and projects affected by NASA’s sequestration cuts to EPO.
“NASA’s EPO programs are under severe and sudden stress as a result of last week’s sequestration-
The name getting the highest number of votes will be declared the public’s name for this mysterious new planet orbiting alpha Centauri. Never before has the public been asked to choose its favorite name for a planet. Anyone can nominate one or more names; anyone can vote. The contest is being help at www.uwingu.com.
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