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24 hours to choose Alpha Centauri Bb’s new name!

The clock is ticking and it isn’t over just yet! Who will be on top? Who will win prizes for 100 or more votes? There is still time to nominate a friend, family member, favorite colleague, or anyone else you would like to have the planet around Alpha Centauri Bb named after! And if you’ve […]

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AXE Apollo Space Race

Axe or Lynx, the manufacturer of grooming products for men, launched a campaign to to recruit a few brave souls for the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to space. Contest spokesman Buzz Aldrin announced the competition in a Superbowl commercial. The response has been incredible and contestants have been busy encouraging their social networks […]


Brackets, Baskets and Balls… Oh MY!

March Madness is sweeping the nation here in the US. The airwaves are filled with projections and prognostication on which NCAA Men’s Basketball team will take home the national championship for 2013. Here at Uwingu, we’ve created our own bracket competition in honor of the Sweet 16! All of the schools are listed in our […]


Uwingu to the Rescue

As you’ve heard, NASA’s sequestration is causing a serious impact to the funding of worthy projects. As our staff and board of advisors is made up largely of active, working scientists, we’re directly impacted. Private and commercial funding of space-based initiatives is more important than ever. That’s the purpose of The Uwingu Fund, and why we […]


Earn Uwingu credit through your blog!

Do you have a blog or website?  Lets help each other! We are looking for more creative ways to spread the word about Uwingu and naming exoplanets.  With your help we would love to reach more people, watch the new names roll in, and feel good about supporting more space research and education projects! Let’s do […]


Who will NOMINATE the 1000th name for planets?

We started out this morning with 904 names in our directory. The growing list has been fun to track.  We love reading the new names and thoughtful citations.  Many of the names are recognizing friends, family members, beloved pets and past loves. What names are yet to come?  We wanted to do something special to […]

Uwingu Begins Funding Research Ahead of Schedule via Crowd Funding: SETI Allen Telecope Array Chosen

Uwingu, LLC and the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array (ATA) designed to search out extraterrestrial life, together announced today that the SETI Institute’s Allen Telescope Array’s science team will be the first project funded by Uwingu, via its crowd-sourcing IndieGoGo campaign. Uwingu will donate half of all “bonus” funds above its $75K business launch target […]