Facebook Live Giveaway Wednesday: 'Space Racers' Solar Eclipse Kit for the Family

This Space Racers Eclipse Kit comes with glasses, an eclipse map, an information booklet and a limited edition mission patch.
This Space Racers Eclipse Kit comes with glasses, an eclipse map, an information booklet and a limited edition mission patch. (Image credit: Space Racers/AugustEclipse.com)

The kids' television series "Space Racers" is on a mission to get youngsters and their families excited about the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, and Space.com will be giving away five of the brand's new eclipse-viewing kits to a few lucky contestants in a live online giveaway on Wednesday (Aug. 9).

"Space Racers," which recently launched the AugustEclipse.com website with eclipse information and educational activities for kids, is now offering eclipse kits for families and classrooms. You can enter to win a family kit by tuning into a livestream at Space.com's Facebook page on Wednesday (Aug. 9) beginning at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT). Viewers in the United States who correctly answer a solar eclipse trivia question in the comments will be entered into a raffle to win a family kit. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & DC, 18 or older. Event ends August 9 at 2 pm EDT. Void where prohibited.

The "Space Racers" Family Kit includes:

  • five pairs of ISO safety-certified eclipse viewing glasses
  • one 11-by-17-inch map of the eclipse
  • a 12-page booklet with eclipse viewing tips, safety guidelines and activities
  • a limited-edition, embroidered "Space Racers" mission patch


SPACE.COM GIVEAWAY: "Space Racers" Eclipse Family Kits

Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of 50 U.S & DC, 18 or older. Employees, agents, officers & directors of Purch Group, Inc. ("Sponsor"), its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates & advertising & promotion agencies (collectively with Space Racers and Facebook, Inc., “Released Parties") & members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings & their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) & persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state & local laws. HOW TO ENTER:  Beginning at 1:00 pm EDT on Wednesday August 9, 2017and continuing until 2:00 pm EDT on Wednesday August 9, 2017 (“Event"), visit the Space.com page on Facebook (“Event Page"), find the post about the live stream Event and leave a comment via a comment to the post that correctly answers the question: “When was the last time that a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States before 2017?". If, for whatever reason, the Event is cancelled or postponed, this giveaway will not occur.  Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit one (1) entry per person/Facebook ID.  Multiple entries will be void. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Entry must not be offensive or inappropriate, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry and remove any comment that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules or is otherwise not in keeping with Sponsor's image. WINNER DETERMINATION: After conclusion of the Event, five winners will be randomly selected from the eligible individuals who provide the correct answer to the question, “when was the last time that a total solar eclipse crossed the entire United States before 2017", as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion.  If, by the end of the Event, no eligible comments are provided, the prize will not be awarded.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.  WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be notified via direct message on Facebook & he/she will have 24 hours from notification to respond to Sponsor. The failure to respond to such notification or the potential winner's noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in disqualification, & at Sponsor's sole discretion, prize may be awarded to an alternate winner. PRIZE: Space Racers Eclipse Kit (Family Kit) (approximate retail value: $15.99) (FIVE (5) prizes will be awarded). The Space Racers Eclipse Kit includes safety-certified eclipse viewing glasses, an 11" x 17" eclipse map, a 12-page booklet with viewing tips, safety guidelines and activities, and a limited-edition, embroidered Space Racers mission patch. Each kit also includes five pairs of eclipse viewing glasses. Winner is responsible for all federal, state & local taxes. Winner may not substitute, assign or transfer prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value. Prize cannot be redeemed for cash.  All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. GRANT OF RIGHTS:  By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to Sponsor and its licensees, successors and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, unlimited, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, exploit, perform, edit, create derivatives of, & otherwise use the entry & all elements of such entry, together with any other material, and the name, user name, city & state of residence, voice, image and/or likeness of entrant, in any & all media now known or hereafter devised, in any manner, in whole or in part, worldwide, without compensation or notification to, or permission from, entrant or any third party, for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation, for purposes of advertising or trade.  CONDITIONS:  By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules & decisions of Sponsor & judges, which shall be final & binding in all respects relating to this giveaway; and (b) to release, discharge & hold harmless Released Parties from any & all injuries, liability, losses & damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant's participation in the giveaway or the acceptance or use of prize.  Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries; or (ii) errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the giveaway, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any giveaway-related materials.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the giveaway or the Event Page, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified & all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the giveaway be, in Sponsor's sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the giveaway & if terminated, at its discretion, select winner as deemed fair & appropriate by Sponsor. Information submitted in connection with this giveaway will be used in accordance with Sponsor's Privacy Policy, available at http://purch.com/privacy-policy/.  WINNERS' NAMES: Winners' names will be posted on the Space.com website following the end of the giveaway.  Sponsor: Purch Group, Inc., 150 Fifth Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10011. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Sponsor & not to Facebook.

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Hanneke Weitering
Contributing expert

Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at FutureFlight.aero and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at Space.com. As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.