Read What Current and Former Uwingu Advisors Are Saying About Us!

“For everyone who has followed astronomy and space exploration, Uwingu’s planet naming nomination system is a chance to have your voice heard and for you to participate in this exciting and historic era of exoplanet discovery.”
Dr. Teresa Segura, Planetary Scientist

“There is powerful magic in the naming of things. And so we take great care when naming our babies and pets, our businesses and sports teams. And now we have the chance, for myriad worlds, to nominate names that may last far into the future. Each name is a message that reveals as much about us as about the planet it honors. I applaud UWINGU for inviting everyone to share in this process.”
Jon Lomberg, Space Artist, Galaxy Garden Enterprises

“Look, we all know astronomers are terrible at naming things. We call asteroids that get near the Earth “near Earth asteroids”. And “Alpha Centauri Bb”? C’mon! We know you can do better, and here’s your chance to hang a name on one of the billions of planets buzzing around our galaxy. And the best part? You’ll be pitching in to advance real science. We may get to these planets someday, and our hope is that when we do it’ll be in no small part due to Uwingu.”
—Dr. Phil Plait, Astronomer and Writer

“There are actually more planets than stars in our universe. Thank you Uwingu for this clever new online endeavor that provide not only a chance to name exoplanets, but for the bonus of funneling some critical-needed funding to support even more of our rewarding space science work. BINGO!”
—Michael Aisner – Space Enthusiast, Filmmaker, Dad’s ashes orbited earth 87,749 times on the first space burial

“As we reach for the stars—and the vast multitude of planets we now know are among them—let’s suggest real names for them, rather than sterile “designations.” With Uwingu we can do this in a way that is broadly participatory and helps to fuel new research and education.”
—Dr. David Grinspoon, Planetary Scientist, Author, and Library of Congress Fellow

“Incredible new worlds—thousands of them, across the galaxy—and you get to nominate names for them. Even better, when you do, you support planetary science, exploration, and education! So come on, what are you waiting for? Join us in this fun and exciting adventure!”
—Andrew Chaikin, Space Historian and Author of “A Man on the Moon”