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 Cevvel
    Winer ObservatoryWolf Creek Observatory
    Dr. John Sohl
    RASC Ottawa Centre
    Bob TaylorEric Rachut
    Kevin AbelnSouthern Maryland Astronomical Society

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    Dave EricksonDick PostDan Gray
    Steve AltstadtAmateur Telescope Makers of Boston
    William C. BrysonAudie HickeyDr. Barbara G. Harris
    DarkRangerTelescopeTours.comMichael Rudy
    Aaron BernerRob & Theresa BritschgiGregg H Schultz
    Liz MartinAndy Schlei
    BigMailer.ioTim KearsleyMark C.
    John Goar of olympictelescope.comOregon Star Party CommiteeRoger Appeldorn
    Oscar Helm

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Joel E. Guthals
    In memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Mark Hanning-LeeIn 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 ObservatoryBirmingham Astronomical SocietyBert Stevens
    Stuart LevyWard Lake ObservatoryMatrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    Jane Houston Jones and Morris jones
    Tim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Naperville Astronomical AssociationKaren Miller SLC
    In Focus AstronomyNoah AlbersMichael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy Association
    Charles R. WrightRalph E. TaggartJoseph & Amy Galloway
    The BD Software web siteDavid McDavid
    Carl Van BogaertArrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)Philip Massey
    Denny MorseGloucester Area Astronomy ClubDavid Oesper
    SkiPi Online ObservatoryChris S

    MedoMak Family Camp & Retreat Center
    Ralph S. MillerTelescopes in Education
    Eric BuehrensDavid M. Douglass

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    In memory of Charlie Brown - Patrick J. MaddenDavid T. and Jean M. Long
    Deerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Glenn Littledale
    Digital Science Inc.Thomas BlogThe Wilkersons of Pittsburgh
    Bonebrake Center of Nature and HistoryJerry SpevakMontana Citizenship Attorney
    Michael Toomey
    CamOp Greg
    Dave & RobertWalt Lickteigpersonal injury attorney los angeles
    Jim DavisHorace SmithBrian M. Carroll
    Garry BeckstromDave HasenauerDirect Insurance Services
    Utah Car Insurance
    Frank M. Klicar
    Sponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New Horizons
    A University for Life Skills
    Stephen CraigGeorge Palermo
    The Reeves Law Group in Los AngelesBrad WalterThomas Walker
    Homelifte.chPeter KennettRASC Halifax Centre
    Aurora Borealis NotificationsSteve CariddiAlan Smallbone
    Robert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Indiana Astronomical Society

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Ralph RichardAlbany Area Amateur Astronomers
    David D.Bob HillierJohn Downie
    Paul DawsonDan FennessyRhonda Weeks
    Joseph ComeauMerlin MillerWalnut Canyon Cabins
    Sue and Alan Frenchfree spins no deposit
    Bob Pitt
    Andrew AraiBuffalo Astronomical AssociationMichael Rosolina
    Frank WillburnDale ChamberlainJimmy Book
    Heath FallinYan SunA member of the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society.
    avertedimagination.comSave Mount DiabloGary Spiers
    Clyde Miller

    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Philip W. Davis
    Steven D. SchlagelShelli Kesler
    Holly CiprianoDr. Michael W. Ridenhour
    John & Cathy MooreJamie KernCharles S Morris
    Allergy PDX - Portland AllergistActon Sky Portal

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl RolandDavid Youngiptv subscription
    Robert HallRobert & Elaine WhitePeter Birren
    massage wynnumJim McClureBuy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IO
    C. E. Steuart DewarDudley ObservatoryMary Uetrecht
    Jim MazurTom NevilleShneor Sherman
    Ian ZedalisHonoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society
    Jerome HollonMax BarkerDiego Gomez
    Patrick ManleyJohn W. BannenTri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy Club
    Ralf PattersonJacques LesageGeorge Varga - MTRP Volunteer
    Martin FlynnBob
    Allan FenskeNew Mexico Skies, Inc.Jim Gerlach
    Souder PropertiesCory MartinBob MacArthur
    Dan RicheySkyShack ObservatoryKevin Dixon
    Rusty, NHACChippewa Valley Astronomical SocietyDave Kazala
    J PerezPaul Landman
    Martin WilsonLyndel WallRobin Wier
    John MartKen Pileggi, the Timing Belt GuyUberclock
    Luke EdensJeffrey Lowe
    Lee & Gail Davidson
    in memory of
    L. Nevil Davy
    Roland PrevostValley of the Moon Observatory AssociationTodd Kunioka
    Cincinnati Astronomical SocietyRiverside Astronomical SocietyBenzene the Cat
    James McSheehyKlaus Peltsch
    and the
    Algoma Area Astronomers

    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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