[UPDATE: CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Winner will be notified by email. Thanks to all who entered!
The History Channel has provided Geeks of Doom with a Celestron SkyScout Personal Planetarium to give away to 1 lucky reader.
Winner will received the award-winning handheld SkyScout device, which uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more. Its numerous awards include Popular Science Magazines Best of What’s New; Popular Mechanics Editors Choice and National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s Best of Adventure Gear.
TO ENTER: Answer the follow questions correctly regarding The History Channel series The Universe:
- What is the nearest known star to the sun?
To find the answer, visit The History Channel’s Interactive Universe at: http://www.history.com/genericContent.do?id=54499
- Which four planets are described as “gas planets?â€
To find the answer, visit the History Channel’s “Did You Knowâ€ section of The Universe site at: http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=54036
- Which galaxy is both the nearest barred spiral galaxy and the most distant object that can be seen by the naked eye?
To find the answer, visit the History Channel’s “Did You Knowâ€ section of The Universe site at:http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=54036
EMAIL: Email your answers with the subject line UNIVERSE CONTEST to us at
RULES: One entry per person. All entries must be in by Sunday, August 26, 2007 at 11:58 PM EST. This contest is only open to residents of the United States. No international entries will be accepted. Void where prohibited.
WINNER: Winner will be chosen randomly from entries that contain the correct answers. Winner will be notified by email.* The winner will receive the award-winning SkyScout Personal Planetarium from Celestron, a revolutionary handheld device that uses advanced GPS technology with point and click convenience to identify thousands of stars, planets, constellations and more.
Thanks to The History Channel and its series The Universe for sponsoring this contest. The Universe airs Tuesday nights at 9:00 PM (ET) on The History Channel. For more information, check out the official site: History Channel’s The Universe
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