Clear Sky Chart

  • Sponsors
  • Why be a sponsor?
  • What does sponsorship pay for?
  • How to be a sponsor?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Sponsors

    Sponsors are remarkably wise and kind people who have contributed money to help defray the costs of generating clear sky charts from CMC data. They have my deepest thanks:

    Hans FlaatrudJnani Cevvel
    Bob Taylor
    Winer ObservatoryDr. John SohlKevin Abeln
    RASC Ottawa Centre

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    Dave Erickson
    Southern Maryland Astronomical SocietyEric Rachut
    Dick PostDan
    Steve Altstadt
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    RASC Toronto Centre
    Andy SchleiGregg H SchultzTim Kearsley
    Michael RudyTim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Oscar Helm
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    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    Joel E. Guthals
    Bert StevensWard Lake ObservatoryDigital Science Inc.
    Amateur Telescope Makers of BostonLiz MartinRalph S. Miller

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    Michael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy Association
    Charles R. WrightRalph E. TaggartMontana Citizenship Attorney
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    Joseph & Amy GallowayDavid McDavid
    Carl Van BogaertDenny MorseDavid Oesper
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    Dave & RobertBrian M. Carroll
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    Jane Houston Jones and Morris jonesGeorge Palermo
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    Robert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
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    Michael A. Covington, writer
    David D.
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    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
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    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl Roland
    Robert HallRobert & Elaine WhitePeter Birren
    Tragaperras-online.orgJim McClure
    C. E. Steuart DewarDudley ObservatoryJim Mazur
    Honoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society
    Patrick Manley
    The Dilly Hill ObservatoryTri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubJacques Lesage
    George Varga - MTRP Volunteer
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    Jim GerlachCory MartinBirmingham Astronomical Society
    Rusty, NHACChippewa Valley Astronomical SocietyDave Kazala
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    Rhonda WeeksJeffrey Lowe
    Lee & Gail Davidson
    in memory of
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    Roland PrevostValley of the Moon Observatory AssociationTodd Kunioka
    Cincinnati Astronomical SocietyRiverside Astronomical SocietyKlaus Peltsch
    and the
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    Philip Gelsheimer

    East Valley Astronomy Club and The Saguaro Astronomy Club
    Mark C.
    Mark CroomFremont Peak Observatory Association
    Deerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Night Skies NetworkDelaware Valley Amateur Astronomers
    Humane Animal HospitalNorthern Cross Science FoundationGene and Charlotte Dupree
    Patrick Dickey
    MSRO Science, Inc.
    Audie HickeyNorth Shore Erie Amateur AstronomersMark Hanning-Lee
    Toney BurkhartRichardSchulzCharlie Miller
    In memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Kapil KapreDaniel Winn
    Sonoma County Astronomical SocietyOregon Star Party CommiteeMike Dodd
    Ray Bertucci
    Jim Davis
    John Goar of olympictelescope.comBert BeadleMike Lewis
    Wayne FreyBonebrake Center of Nature and HistoryPaul Dawson
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    Jason RamseyRick KrynickAvery Willard
    Diego GomezJohn W. BannenPhilip W. Davis
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    Martin WilsonFriends of Ritter Observatory
    "Sky Ranger"Esther DavenportThomas Walker
    Tom Neville
    Horace Smith
    Luc MougeotRASC Halifax CentreUberclock
    In Focus AstronomyTax Accountants SydneyMartin Flynn
    Philip MasseyBob StoffregenSouder Properties
    Stuart LevyFred CollisonBrad Walter
    Stephen CraigAustin Kirk
    SkyShack ObservatoryAndre VaillancourtBob Hillier
    Karen Miller SLCBenzene the CatKen Pileggi, the Timing Belt Guy
    Dave ReeseDavid YoungWalt Lickteig

    Why be a sponsor?

    Aside from knowing that you're helping north-american astronomers observe more often and the sheer joy of altruism, it gives me an opportunity to thank you in some small ways.

    It seems appropriate to me to give more computing resources to sponsored charts -- after all, sponsors are helping to pay precisely for that.

    It currently takes about two hours for me to update all chart pages after a CMC forecast update. I update the sponsored charts first. In the event of a system or hardware failure, I may only be able to update sponsored charts until I can make repair. Some cpu-intentensive features, like the climate/history pages, I only do for sponsored charts.

    What does sponsorship pay for?

    More importantly, sponsorship does not pay for the basic data from which I generate the charts. That data is offered to everyone for free by the Canadian Meteorological Centre though their public web page.

    Sponsorship does reduce some of the costs of internet access, web hosting, computers, software development and caffeine that I use to generate clear sky charts.

    How to be a sponsor.

    No amount is too small. I list sponsors for about a week per us dollar of sponsorship. (I ask more from commercial sponsors and do more for commercial sponsors. Email me for details.)

    There are two ways to sponsor:

    • Mail me a check. Please do not use the address printed in the February 2004 issue of Sky & Telescope page 69; it is wrong even with Stuart's correction. Instead, please Email me for the correct snail mail address. US dollar and personal checks are fine. Note that postage to me from the USA is us$1.15 and from Canada is can$0.85. A check gets the greatest amount of your sponsorship to me but is slow.

    • Or click on a button below to send money from your Paypal account or credit card.

      Non-Canadians please use: US Dollars

      Canadians Please use: Canadian Dollars

    In either case, let me know:
    1. what name you'd like credited on this page. I can also link your web page, if you like.
    2. The names of any clear sky chart pages you'd like your sponsorship to be acknowledged on.
    I always acknowledge receipt with an email.

    How much does it cost?

    There is no minimum sponsorship amount. I am greatful for any support. I also do not send past sponsors follow-up emails asking for more money.

    But to be fair to all sponsors, I acknowledge sponsors on this page, and on chart pages they've chosen to support, for a time proprotional to their sponsorship.

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