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 ObservatoryWolf Creek Observatory
    Dr. John Sohl
    Eric Rachut
    RASC Ottawa CentreBob Taylor
    Kevin AbelnSouthern Maryland Astronomical Society

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    Dave EricksonDick PostDan Gray
    Steve AltstadtMichael Rudy
    Amateur Telescope Makers of BostonWilliam C. BrysonDr. Barbara G. Harris
    Audie Hickey
    Aaron BernerRusty,
    Rob & Theresa BritschgiGregg H SchultzLiz Martin
    Andy SchleiTim Kearsley
    Jane Houston Jones and Morris jonesJim MazurValley of the Moon Observatory Association
    John HarrisMark C.Shneor Sherman
    John Goar of olympictelescope.comMark BiersackOregon Star Party Commitee
    Roger AppeldornJoel E. GuthalsIn memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.
    Matrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    Mark Hanning-LeeOscar Helm
    In 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

    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
    Sola Virtus Observatory
    Bert StevensStuart LevyWard Lake Observatory
    Texas Astronomical Society
    Michael RosolinaKaren Miller SLCA member of the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society.
    Birmingham Astronomical SocietyIn Focus AstronomyNoah Albers
    CasinoOnlineEspaƱa.esCasasApuestasDeportivas.esAndorra Advisors
    Svenska-casinon.comCasino Slam EspaƱ
    Tragaperras-online.orgTim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Michael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy Association
    Charles R. WrightChippewa Valley Astronomical SocietyRalph E. Taggart
    George Varga - MTRP VolunteerSue and Alan FrenchJoseph & Amy Galloway
    C. E. Steuart DewarDavid McDavidCarl Van Bogaert
    Tri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubWalt LickteigErik Stensland
    Arrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Steven HenckenJim GerlachThe BD Software web site
    Dan RicheyDenny Morse
    Naperville Astronomical AssociationGloucester Area Astronomy ClubDavid Oesper
    SkiPi Online ObservatoryChris SRiverside Astronomical Society
    Todd KuniokaTelescopes in Education
    George PalermoEric BuehrensDavid M. Douglass
    Jeffrey Lowe
    Fremont Peak Observatory Association
    In memory of Charlie Brown - Patrick J. MaddenDavid T. and Jean M. LongDeerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Glenn Littledale
    Paul Dawson
    Klaus Peltsch
    and the
    Algoma Area Astronomers
    Dr. Michael W. RidenhourThomas Blog
    Philip Massey

    MedoMak Family Camp & Retreat Center
    The Wilkersons of Pittsburgh
    Personal Injury Attorney Los Angeles
    Bonebrake Center of Nature and HistoryNorth Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers
    Jerry SpevakLos Angeles Personal Injury Attorney
    Michael Toomey
    Ralph S. MillerCamOp GregDave & Robert
    Rhonda WeeksJim DavisHorace Smith
    Kevin DixonBrian M. CarrollGarry Beckstrom
    Dave HasenauerFrank M. KlicarAndrew Dutton
    Mike Lewis
    Sponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New Horizons
    Stephen CraigMontana Citizenship Attorney
    Brad WalterThomas Walker
    Direct Insurance Services
    Utah Car Insurance
    Peter KennettRASC Halifax Centre
    A University for Life Skills
    Steve CariddiNorthern Cross Science Foundation
    Gene and Charlotte DupreeAlan SmallboneRobert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Sara and Kelly FitzhughDerek CroftIndiana Astronomical Society

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Mike DoddRalph Richard
    Aurora Borealis NotificationsBuy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IOThe Reeves Law Group in Los Angeles
    Albany Area Amateur AstronomersDavid
    Digital Science Inc.Bob HillierJohn Downie
    Mark PedleyTAASDan Fennessy
    Joseph Comeaudeepskyobjects.comMerlin Miller

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    JonDMSRO Science, Inc.
    Tom Neville
    Bob Pitt
    Andrew AraiBuffalo Astronomical AssociationDiego Gomez
    John W. BannenFrank WillburnDale Chamberlain
    Jimmy BookMartin FlynnHeath Fallin
    Bob StoffregenYan
    Save Mount DiabloGary SpiersClyde Miller
    Bob White

    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Jupiter Jones
    Walnut Canyon CabinsPhilip W. DavisSouder Properties
    Steven D. SchlagelShelli KeslerMichael Richmond
    Holly CiprianoJ PerezJohn Palmieri
    Martin WilsonErika PiedraThames Amateur Astronomical Society
    John & Cathy Moore
    Gene Miller
    Paul LandmanJamie KernJay Buster
    Herman ZwirnCharles S MorrisKen Pileggi, the Timing Belt Guy
    Jerome HollonUberclockLuke Edens
    Ralf PattersonActon Sky Portal

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl Roland
    David Young
    Robert HallRobert & Elaine WhitePeter Birren
    Benzene the Cat

    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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