Between February 26, 2014 and May 15, 2017 people all around the world helped name craters on Uwingu’s Mars map. We hope that those features that the public named will become landmarks to future Mars explorers. Half of each purchase went into the Uwingu Fund to help provide grants for education, exploration and research.
We have now completed the project and map, with nearly 28,000 crater names submitted by people from 104 different countries on Earth. These purchases have help us award over $125,000 in grant funds for project related to space research, education and exploration.
Some of the worthy recipients include:
Mars One Project, Astronomers without Borders, National Space Society, The Galileo Teacher Training Program, The Allen Telescope Array at the SETI Institute, International Dark Sky Association, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space at the University of Colorado, CosmoQuest, Parabolic Arc, Space Foundation and multiple grants to individual students.
Our final three grants for the have just been awarded to the SETI Institute and Lowell Observatory in the United States, and AstroPROJECT in India.
We encourage you to learn more about our grant recipients, consider following their updates on social media and/or volunteering to help them further their efforts. Learn more here: https://www.uwingu.com/the-uwingu-fund/
Although our Mars map feature naming project has ended, our website will remain active and you’ll be able to look up any of your named Mars craters and download the respective certificates from your account by logging into the site for years to come.