Uwingu announces 2016 Valentine's Day space gift ideas

Posted by David Eicher
on Thursday, February 4, 2016


Boulder, Colorado — Make a Special Impact on Someone at Valentine’s Day

Today, space public engagement company Uwingu announced three space themed ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day:

  • Name a crater on Mars for family, friends, or loved ones on our Mars map! Each crater named receives a special Valentine’s Day certificate.
  • Name an exoplanet around another star for family, friends, or loved ones.
  • Send a yearlong gift subscription to family, friends, or loved ones to space image of the day service, a Valentine that keeps on giving!

Said Uwingu’s Ellen Butler, "Make a special impact on someone for Valentine's Day 2016 with one of these at www.uwingu.com!"

Uwingu is a for-profit, public engagement space company based in Boulder, CO, led by senior planetary scientists and astronomers (see http://www.uwingu.com/about-us/who-we-are/). Uwingu’s twin missions are to connect the public to space and space exploration in new ways, and to create a grant fund to support a wide range of space efforts by individual space researchers, educators, and organizations.


About Uwingu. Uwingu (which means "sky" in Swahili, and is pronounced "oo-wing-goo") consists of a team of leading astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators. Uwingu is a for-profit company dedicated to creating new ways for people to personally connect with space exploration and education while also raising funds to support researchers, educators, and organizations in space exploration and astronomy. A pioneer in this industry, Uwingu is currently creating the first crowd-sourced map of Mars. Individuals have named almost 20,000 craters, and the Uwingu Fund has already allocated more than $130,000 in grants. Visit Uwingu’s website to learn more at www.uwingu.com.

Follow Uwingu on Twitter at UwinguSky and friend Uwingu on Facebook.

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