Last year we ran a very successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Universe in a Box, our hands-on astronomy education kit. With the help of our supporters we raised more than €15,000 to send the popular resource everywhere. As a result of the campaign and the awareness it raised, more than 800 boxes are now in use around the world.
The new interactive map on the Universe in a Box page shows where these boxes have been sent to. There are boxes in Mongolia, Australia, Colombia, Italy, Brazil, South Africa and many places in between. Some of our nodes have more than one box (you can see that by the size of the points) or received many boxes for distribution in their region (a red point rather than a yellow one).
If your country doesn’t have a Universe in a Box yet we would love to hear from you and try to get our astronomy resource to you too. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have contacts in one of the countries which doesn’t have a box yet feel free to tell them about the Universe in a Box and share our information with them - we really would like Universe in a Box to be everywhere!