- June 27, 2013
-- Space company UwinguTM
has signed a year-long agreement with Astronomy Magazine to jointly promote Uwingu’s extrasolar planet naming and other public participation projects at www.uwingu.com. Through these projects, Uwingu is generating a new source of funds for space exploration, research, and education.
Uwingu’s CEO Dr. Alan Stern, commented, “We are proud to be working with Astronomy magazine to get the word out about Uwingu’s mission and our public outreach projects. Uwingu is providing a whole new way for people to creatively connect to space by nominating names for planets across the galaxy. At our web site, anyone can nominate planet names after their friends, family, their home town or sports team, music artist, or hero, anything at all! It’s fun, it’s social, and it’s for a great cause, and we’re excited to have Astronomy Magazine helping us.”
Astronomy magazine’s Karri Stock added, “The staff of Astronomy magazineis excited to partner with Uwingu to help fund space research and education. The products Uwingu offers invite a more diverse audience to participate in science, which is a core mission of both magazines, and the payoff is a better understanding of our cosmos through their Uwingu's proceeds."
to learn more. For more information, contact Dr. Alan Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or at 970-281-SKY1. Follow Uwingu on Twitter at UwinguSky; and friend Uwingu on Facebook.
Uwingu (which means “sky” in Swahili, and is pronounced “oo-wing-oo”)
was formed by a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. The company’s portfolio of space heavyweights include space historian and author Andrew Chaikin, space educator Dr. Emily CoBabe-Ammann, congressional science fellow Dr. David Grinspoon, planet hunter Dr. Geoff Marcy, planetary scientist and aerospace executive Dr. Teresa Segura, planetary scientist and former NASA science head Dr. Alan Stern, and planetary scientist and CEO of the Planetary Science Institute, Dr. Mark Sykes.