Three weeks ago I challenged you to come up with an LA-centric name for a Space Telescope, currently called GLAST, that will be launched into space in May. (Full recap of my earlier post here.) The brief recap from NASA:
GLAST is designed to probe the most violent events and exotic objects in the cosmos from gamma-ray bursts to black holes and beyond. “We’re looking for suggestions that will capture the excitement of GLAST’s mission and call attention to gamma-ray and high-energy astronomy,” says Alan Stern, associate administrator for Science at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. “We hope someone will come up with a name that is catchy, easy to say and will help make the satellite and its mission a topic of dinner table and classroom discussion.”
We have until March 31st to send in a name for consideration. And remember, we get a certificate just for participating! To see suggestions already made, click on through to the other side.
The suggestions so far, in no particular order:
The Gamma Gamma Hey
Put on your thinking caps and let’s get this thing named! For all the NASA details, go here.
(Image of the GLAST Logo is in the public domain.)