Holiday 2010 Stocking Stuffers – Giveaway: Slooh

Who?
Slooh!
That’s right – Slooh Space Camera to be exact.

It’s a totally cool  meeting of the Slooh Worldwide Telescope Network and and Google Sky. Here’s some information:

Slooh is an online Space Camera that streams live views of outer space from robotic telescopes stationed around the world straight to the computer screens of users interested in exploring the universe from the comfort of home. Slooh lets users go on virtual space missions and snap instant digital photos of celestial objects like comets, stars and eclipses. We just announced a partnership with Google where all the photos people take in Slooh will now be shared and uploaded to Google Earth, allowing everyone the chance to help “map the universe.”
How cool is this? 
For someone like me who has always been interested in the sky? 
To be able to learn so much about what is way out in the universe without having to buy an expensive telescope. I’m hooked!
Totally cool!
Each Slooh stocking stuffer pack comes with 10 Launch Code cards that will let you or your child (8+) initiate live missions to outer space from the Slooh website. They are collectible and come with photos of the objects you will be exploring. In addition while doing your exploration you can snap photos and add your own images to Google Sky.

Totally cool!

The cards are sold at RadioShack and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide for $9.99. The packs of 10 collectible cards give kids the chance to explore the universe by initiating live online missions to outer space on the Slooh website. Each pack of cards come with launch codes specific to a particular category of celestial objects such as Star Cities or Sun Clusters. With the “Explore the Unknown” card kids have the power to discover and photograph celestial objects never before captured with Slooh’s Space Camera. After punching the launch code into the online Launch Pad, card-users take control of one of Slooh’s robotic telescopes and join 5-minute featured missions into space accompanied by audio commentary. The photos kids take while on Launch Card missions can be uploaded to Google Earth to share with the world.
Thanks to Slooh I have a Stocking Stuffer pack to give away. 
How do you win? It’s easy!
But first some rules:

US and Canada only

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Go to Slooh and tell which of the missions listed (they are on the right hand side of the page) you would most like to explore.  Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

1. Follow my blog publicly. If you already follow, just say so. And thank you.
2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway(one per day) – @BrokenTeepee and Slooh are opening up the sky to you and your children @
http://tinyurl.com/2ub88rd #giveaway
3. If you are a friend of Slooh on Facebook leave a comment
5. If you are my Friend on Facebook  leave two comments 

SEE THE EXTRA ENTRIES PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ENTER.


All entries need to be in by 9PM MST on December 7th when I will go to Random.org to choose the winner. He/she will have 48hrs to respond or I will choose a new winner.

Good luck everyone.

Disclosure:  I received a gratis pack of Slooh cards. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free product. I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Comments

  1. says

    I’m not sure what the missions are. Sorry, I’m having a blonde day. Lol. I think maybe Europe: Orion Nebula is one maybe? If so, I like that one. Again, sorry to be so dingy. Luckily I am trying to win this for my nephew cause I am completely lost.

    lewalk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Anonymous says

    I think this is a really cool site and great gift idea. I’d pick the Owl Nebula Mission in Europe I guess.

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

  3. Pam S (pams00) says

    twitter follower (pams00) + tweeted -http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/12365885339607040

    Pam S
    pams00 @ aol.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge