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 Flaatrud
    Jnani CevvelWiner ObservatoryThomas Wroblewski
    Wolf Creek ObservatoryDr. John SohlEric Rachut
    Bob TaylorRASC Ottawa Centre
    Dr. Barbara G. HarrisKevin Abeln
    Joseph TrerotolaSouthern Maryland Astronomical Society

    Putman Mountain Observatory

    and Gary Spiers
    Dave EricksonDavid Oesper
    Michael RudyDick PostDan Gray
    Steve Altstadt
    William C. Bryson
    Amateur Telescope Makers of BostonBert
    Ralph E. TaggartDavid McDavidAudie Hickey
    Aaron BernerJane Houston Jones and Morris jones
    Jerry SpevakWard Lake ObservatoryRob & Theresa Britschgi
    Gregg H SchultzLiz
    Rusty, NHACSteven D. Schlagel
    James LindelienFirestarter SEOLake County Astronomical Society
    Tim KearsleyPatrick ManleyJohn Mart
    Jim MazurValley of the Moon Observatory AssociationAndy Schlei
    Matrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    John HarrisMark C.
    John Goar of olympictelescope.comMark BiersackOregon Star Party Commitee
    Roger AppeldornWalnut Canyon CabinsJoel E. Guthals
    Dave & RobertIn memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Mark Hanning-Lee
    Acton Sky PortalEugene Astronomical SocietyIn memory of my beloved Marty. I know you created a galaxy from the light within your heart. I'll see you on the other side of the stars. All my love, Dianne
    Sola Virtus Observatory
    Oscar Helm
    Ronald DiIulioStuart Levy
    Michael RosolinaKaren Miller SLC
    A member of the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society.

    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
    Shneor Sherman
    Greg Halac (NCAS)Dr. Michael W. Ridenhour
    Buffalo Astronomical AssociationCarl RolandIn Focus Astronomy
    Bob MacArthurNoah AlbersJeffrey Patrick
    Ross ArriensAbolfath HidajiClyde Miller
    Michael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy Association
    CasinoOnlineEspaƱa.esCasasApuestasDeportivas.esAndorra Advisors
    Svenska-casinon.comCasino Slam EspaƱa
    Rahapelit-netissa.comTragaperras-online.orgCharles S Morris
    John & Cathy MooreBirmingham Astronomical SocietyMark & Anne Manner
    Robert & Teresa WhiteCharles R. WrightChippewa Valley Astronomical Society
    Kim and John PaulyGeorge Varga - MTRP VolunteerJoseph & Amy Galloway
    C. E. Steuart DewarRobert Hall

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Texas Astronomical SocietyEric GarenCarl Van Bogaert

    AquilaMission.Space Book Series. Doug Cook
    Tri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubErik Stensland
    Arrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)Tim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Steven Hencken
    Jim GerlachDenny MorseSue and Alan French
    Gloucester Area Astronomy ClubSkiPi Online ObservatoryChris S
    Rhonda WeeksRiverside Astronomical Society
    The BD Software web siteTodd KuniokaTelescopes in Education
    George PalermoEric BuehrensDavid M. Douglass
    Jeffrey Lowe
    Fremont Peak Observatory Association
    Marc GravelIn memory of Charlie Brown - Patrick J. MaddenDavid T. and Jean M. Long
    Deerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Glenn LittledaleDan Richey
    Klaus Peltsch
    and the
    Algoma Area Astronomers
    Thomas Blog
    Becky CorettiJohn DawsonThe Wilkersons of Pittsburgh
    Tom LynchBonebrake Center of Nature and HistoryOscar Echeverri
    North Shore Erie Amateur AstronomersWalt LickteigRajilina
    Paul DawsonMichael ToomeyTiffiny Mansouri
    Tony Levatino
    Ryan David
    Matt WoodwardCamOp GregRichard and Tamara Read
    Frog Hollow Obs
    Cary MacWilliamsPersonal Injury Attorney Los Angeles
    Ralph S. Miller
    Matthias Schmitt
    Jim Davis
    Horace SmithKevin DixonBrian M. Carroll
    Dale MoserGarry Beckstrom

    MedoMak Family Camp & Retreat Center
    Dave HasenauerDiego GomezFrank M. Klicar
    John W. BannenAndrew DuttonMike Lewis
    Martin Wilson
    Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
    Keith GosseSponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New HorizonsPhilip Massey
    Naperville Astronomical AssociationOld Fields Observatory
    Stephen CraigTom NevilleBrian L. Threlkeld
    Nicole ShyongBrad WalterThomas Walker
    Rusty GuinnMartin FlynnPeter Kennett
    Katherine SantosRASC Halifax CentreBob Stoffregen
    Steve CariddiNorthern Cross Science FoundationJim Woods
    Gene and Charlotte DupreeAlan SmallboneRobert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Sara and Kelly FitzhughDerek Croft
    Indiana Astronomical SocietyJerome Hollon

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Mike DoddRalph RichardCONSCIOUSED
    A University for Life Skills
    Souder PropertiesAlbany Area Amateur Astronomers
    Sylvester StysRobin GrainerJohn R. Crilly
    Justin BailoDavid D.J Perez
    Bob HillierDirect Insurance Services
    Utah Car Insurance
    John Downie
    Mark PedleyTAASDan Fennessy
    Steve SiedentopNational Auto Sales 1
    Used Cars Hickory NC
    Joseph Comeau
    deepskyobjects.comMerlin Miller

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Herman ZwirnJonDMSRO Science, Inc.
    Aurora Borealis NotificationsMontana Citizenship AttorneyJay Buster
    Andre VaillancourtBob PittAndrew Arai
    Ken Pileggi, the Timing Belt GuyBenzene the CatRoger Dalton

    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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