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Be the first to tell your friends and family you helped name the satellite that will give new insight into the nature of the universe.

Help NASA with naming the cutting edge Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, otherwise known as GLAST, observatory before it launches in mid-2008. The satellite will observe some of the most energetic sources of radiation in the universe.

 The name can be no longer than 30 characters and also must include an explanation of no more than 25 words for each suggestion.

GLAST Education and Public Outreach

When coming up with your suggestion, please consider the following:
  • The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2008.
  • The name should capture the excitement of GLAST’s mission, bringing attention to gamma rays and high-energy astronomy.
  • The name should be catchy, something that people will talk about.
  • Make it simple and easy to say. Nothing says complex and inaccessible like a mouthful of acronyms.
  • In keeping with NASA tradition, the satellite will not be named after a person who is still living.
  • Finally, the name must be original and not associated with any past, present or future astronomical observatory or space mission (domestic or international) or any NASA program. Sorry, Voyager fans!
Anyone who suggests a name in our forum section will receive a "Certificate of Participation" from NASA via return e-mail, and their name will be entered into drawing to win a year's worth of online telescope time donated by SLOOH, the Live Online Observatory.  All names and statements submitted by you become the property of NASA and will not be acknowledged or returned. Your e-mail address will not be provided to others but will be used only for providing you a "Certificate of Participation".  Your name may be used in a NASA, SLOOH or press release.


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KHAYAM. Although known in the west for his poetry, Omar Khayam was in fact, a top mathematician and astronomer of his days. His establisment of a number of observatories are well documented.

NAIT=The Nasa Astronomical International Telecope

NAIT=The Nasa Astronomical International Telescope

????? (Aith?r),in english Aether ,God of the upper air.

Aether (also Æther, Greek: ??????), in Greek mythology, is one of the Protogenoi, the first-born elemental gods. He is the personification of the "upper sky," space, and heaven, and the elemental god of the "Bright, Glowing, Upper Air." He is the pure upper air that the gods breathe, as opposed to normal air (????, aer), the gloomy lower air of the Earth, which mortals breathe.

Polyphemus (Greek: ?????????, transliterated as Polyphemos, a character in Greek mythology, is a Cyclops, the one-eyed son of Poseidon and Thoosa.


Star Dust

Since I am a Led head I really like the suggestion that we name the sat. Kashmir by Prezmek H. but I feel that the sat. should be named something more like "In the Light" or more practically BIG EYE 1.

Ethereal Photon Eye = Observing in the "upper regions of space"(ethereal) "electromagnetic radiation"(photon) with this large "telescope"(eye).

More than Meets the Eye (MtME)

What's a more suitable name to use? The phenomena lurking in this vast universe is beyond what our naked- eyes can scope.


I think it should be named ...Watcher One.....because it will be "watching everything"


Gamma-ray Observatory Large Intergalactic Area Telescope

means "GREAT" in Latin
means "God's creative power"in Hindi

GAMER. Going After Most Energetic Recourses or GAMERS Radiation sources. It evokes hunting parties, and the satellite will hunt gamma rays.

Gamma is a Greek word. Therefore I suggest three names straight from the pionners, the ancient Greeks. 1. FOS (light), 2. DEMOCRITOS (the father of the atomic science), 3.AKTINA (ray). Thanks and good luck

GAMER Going After Most Energetic Resources. It evokes hunting, and this satellite wil hunt gamma rays. Yelda ?ahin


G.RayL.A.S.T. (asin GRayLAST)...first letters of the words but u can put emphisis on the ray thats being used...
Or also G-RayL.A.S.T...same reason but more emphasis on the gamma ray...
Or MLK GRay...mlk had an impact on human the gamma ray may have on astronomy

kal-el. he came from space to save us from ourselves. maybe salvation lies in the stars

Endrunner - simply because it will be exploring beyond our current limits.

COPERNICUS. Copernicus was the greatest astronomician, and he still doesn't "have" any importing satelite or space-station. the name of the poet who guided Dante and showed him "the other world"...I hope this satellie will guide us and show us the beauty of the Universe...

starg for every first letter of the name of the telescope

Stargazer. It just sounds nice without sounding intimidating

starg first letter of every word in the name of the telescope

Sandra D. I submit the name "LEGACY", for the legacy it will leave long after it's gone.

I suggest the name should be KASHMIR.I love LZ and this name is very good.It can describe many things because it is a very "broad word" if you know what I mean:)

i think it should be called glast star ray because its part of teh name and its also is see ing stars and planets ,the best of both worlds

Wama..........i dont know y but it just sounds cool to me

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