Nov 06, 2013
Uwingu salutes NASA and the Kepler mission team, which includes Uwingu Advisory Board astronomer Dr. Geoff Marcy of the University of California at Berkeley, for its discovery that one in five stars in our galaxy may have habitable planets.
Oct 14, 2013
Uwingu applauds the International Astronomical Union’s (IAU’s) movements forward about public planet naming, and offers an open alternative to the opaque, restrictive, multi-step approval process of names nominated there.
Jun 27, 2013
Space company Uwingu 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.
Jun 11, 2013
Uwingu announced today that it has awarded a grant to the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop. This grant was funded by proceeds from Uwingu’s exoplanet naming campaign for the public at www.uwingu.com.
May 30, 2013
Uwingu announced today that it has awarded a grant to the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) for the support of educational outreach efforts at IDA. This grant was funded by proceeds from Uwingu’s exoplanet naming efforts at www.uwingu.com.
May 01, 2013
Space company Uwingu announces the launch of the world’s first ‘Adopt-a-Planet’ campaign. This open-ended campaign gives anyone in the public—worldwide—the opportunity to adopt planets around other stars at www.uwingu.com.
Apr 24, 2013
Space company Uwingu announced the winner of its public engagement contest to solicit and vote on a popular name for the only known planet orbiting the nearest star to the Sun, Alpha Centauri.
Apr 15, 2013
Space company Uwingu’s ‘People’s Choice’ contest to solicit the public’s choice name for the nearest known planet around another star has been extended a week and will now end Monday April 22 at midnight US Eastern Daylight Time.
Apr 11, 2013
Space company UwinguTM’s ‘People’s Choice’ contest to determine the public’s choice name for the nearest known planet around another star ends Monday at midnight Eastern time in the US. Helps fund space educators affected by budget cuts.
Mar 25, 2013
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...