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
    Bob Taylor
    Winer ObservatoryDr. John SohlKevin Abeln

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    RASC Ottawa CentreEric Rachut
    Dave EricksonSouthern Maryland Astronomical SocietyDick Post
    Dan GraySteve Altstadt
    William C. BrysonDr. Barbara G. Harris

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Andy SchleiGregg H Schultzfree spins no deposit
    Michael RudyNaperville Astronomical Association
    Tim KearsleyOscar HelmLiz Martin
    Tim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Roger AppeldornJoel E. Guthals
    Sola Virtus ObservatoryBigMailer.ioBert Stevens
    Stuart LevyWard Lake ObservatoryIn Focus Astronomy

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    Karen Miller SLCAmateur Telescope Makers of Boston
    Philip MasseyDigital Science Inc.Noah Albers
    Ralph S. MillerMatrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    Michael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy Association

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    Charles R. WrightRalph E. Taggart
    Joseph & Amy GallowayDavid McDavidCarl Van Bogaert
    Montana Citizenship AttorneyDenny MorseDavid Oesper
    Walt LickteigSkiPi Online ObservatoryChris S
    Telescopes in EducationEric Buehrens
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    Jerry Spevak
    Jane Houston Jones and Morris jonesSue and Alan FrenchThe Reeves Law Group in Los Angeles
    Dave & Robert
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    Frank M. KlicarSponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New Horizons
    Stephen CraigGeorge Palermo
    Walnut Canyon CabinsBrad WalterRob & Theresa Britschgi
    Peter KennettSteve Cariddi
    Alan SmallboneRobert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Indiana Astronomical Society

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Ralph RichardAlbany Area Amateur AstronomersDavid D.
    Bob HillierJohn DownieDan Fennessy
    Joseph ComeauMerlin Miller
    Bob PittBuffalo Astronomical AssociationMichael Rosolina
    Frank WillburnDale ChamberlainJimmy Book
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    Jamie KernCharles S MorrisActon Sky Portal

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl RolandShneor Sherman
    David YoungRobert HallRobert & Elaine White
    Rahapelit-netissa.comNew Mexico Skies, Inc.Jim McClure
    C. E. Steuart DewarDudley Observatory
    Jim Mazur

    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
    Honoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society
    Tragaperras-online.orgPatrick Manley
    The Dilly Hill ObservatoryTri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubJacques Lesage
    Eugene Astronomical SocietyGeorge Varga - MTRP VolunteerGloucester Area Astronomy Club
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    Kevin DixonRusty, NHACChippewa Valley Astronomical Society
    Dave KazalaDavid M. Douglasshome roofing Brisbane
    Lyndel WallRobin WierJohn Mart
    Jeffrey Lowe
    Lee & Gail Davidson
    in memory of
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    Roland Prevost
    Valley of the Moon Observatory AssociationTodd KuniokaCincinnati Astronomical Society
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    Philip Gelsheimer

    East Valley Astronomy Club and The Saguaro Astronomy Club
    Mark C.Mark
    Fremont Peak Observatory AssociationBirmingham Astronomical Society
    Deerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Night Skies NetworkHumane Animal Hospital
    Northern Cross Science FoundationGene and Charlotte DupreePatrick Dickey
    MSRO Science, Inc.Diego Gomez
    Buy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IONorth Shore Erie Amateur AstronomersMark Hanning-Lee
    Toney BurkhartRichardSchulzCharlie Miller
    In memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Kapil KapreTom Neville
    Daniel WinnSonoma County Astronomical SocietyOregon Star Party Commitee
    David EllisMike DoddRay Bertucci
    John W. BannenJim DavisMartin Flynn
    John Goar of olympictelescope.comMartin WilsonBob Stoffregen
    Bert BeadleSouder PropertiesMike Lewis
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    Wayne FreyUberclock
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    Kim Pauly
    Michael Toomey
    Jason RamseyRick KrynickPaul Landman
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    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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