Don’t Just Give a Gift, Give the Universe with Slooh
Slooh, the online astronomer, introduces free membership so more people can explore space
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)-- Dec 15, 2009 If you are one of the millions of last-minute shoppers trying to find that someone special a gift, don’t settle for a boring gift card, when you can still give something unique. Give them the universe. How? Sign up for a free membership with Slooh, an online observatory where expert astronomers and beginners alike can enjoy live viewings of outer space from their Mac or PC.
With a free membership to Slooh, you can take virtual control of powerful telescopes that are situated at some of the world’s finest observatories.
The free membership includes:
- Live missions using the Slooh worldwide telescope network
- Commentary from a nationally-renowned astronomer who can tell you what you are seeing and experiencing
- Snap and share a space photo of your mission
- No credit card is required to sign up
“Slooh’s mission is to bring the universe to everyday people so they can see and explore our universe with live imagery, seeing things they never thought possible in real-time, and from the comfort of their home,” says Rick Lamb, President of Slooh. “Slooh is easy to use, it requires no advanced knowledge or setup, and it’s affordable. It’s fun for kids and beginners, yet powerful enough that educators and astronomers have used Slooh to conduct research and to make discoveries.”
Slooh also offers a variety of Mission Packs and membership packages. For more information, visit http://www.slooh.com/package.php?m=cr.
Also, Slooh products - including Kids Activity Books and Mission Cards - are available at retailers nationwide, including Toys“R”Us! and Barnes & Nobles stores. These great gift ideas help children explore space day and night; learn how to plan missions and remotely control multi-million dollar telescopes; snap and print photos of their mission to paste in their activity book; take mission notes; and, listen to Live SkyGuide Audio from real astronauts.
News | Toy News
In December 2003, Slooh launched the first space camera available to the public. Slooh has served more than 300,000 missions to members from 70 countries who have taken more than 1.1 million photographs to date. Slooh’s patented instant imaging technology makes celestial objects appear like Polaroids over the course of five minute missions. Slooh pictures have resulted in community-wide participation in several discoveries, including co-authorship with leading universities, including Cal Tech, of research regarding a recent supernova discovery.