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
    Wolf Creek Observatory
    Bob TaylorWiner ObservatoryDr. John Sohl
    Kevin Abeln

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    RASC Ottawa Centre
    Eric RachutDave EricksonSouthern Maryland Astronomical Society
    Dick PostDan GraySteve Altstadt
    William C. BrysonDr. Barbara G. Harris

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Andy SchleiGregg H Schultz
    Michael Rudyfree spins no deposit
    Tim KearsleyNaperville Astronomical AssociationOscar Helm
    Liz MartinTim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Roger Appeldorn
    Joel E. GuthalsSola Virtus
    Bert StevensStuart LevyWard Lake Observatory
    In Focus Astronomy

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    Karen Miller SLC
    Amateur Telescope Makers of BostonPhilip MasseyDigital Science Inc.
    Noah AlbersRalph 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. Wright
    Ralph E. TaggartJoseph & Amy GallowayDavid McDavid
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    David OesperSkiPi Online ObservatoryWalt Lickteig
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    Stephen CraigGeorge Palermo
    Brad WalterRob & Theresa Britschgi
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    Peter Kennett
    Steve CariddiAlan SmallboneRobert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Indiana Astronomical Society

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Ralph RichardAlbany Area Amateur Astronomers
    David D.Bob HillierJohn Downie
    Dan FennessyJoseph ComeauMerlin Miller
    Bob PittBuffalo Astronomical Association
    Michael RosolinaFrank WillburnDale Chamberlain
    Jimmy BookHeath Fallin
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    Allergy PDX - Portland AllergistShelli KeslerHolly Cipriano
    John & Cathy MooreJamie KernCharles S Morris
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    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl Roland
    David YoungRobert HallRobert & Elaine White
    Peter BirrenShneor
    tragamonedas-online.netRahapelit-netissa.comNew Mexico Skies, Inc.
    Jim McClureC. E. Steuart DewarDudley Observatory
    Jim Mazur
    Honoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society

    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
    Patrick ManleyTri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubJacques Lesage
    George Varga - MTRP VolunteerGloucester Area Astronomy ClubArrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)
    Rhonda WeeksAllan FenskeJim Gerlach
    Leo TaylorEugene Astronomical SocietyCory Martin
    Bob MacArthurSkyShack ObservatoryKevin Dixon
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    Philip Gelsheimer

    East Valley Astronomy Club and The Saguaro Astronomy Club
    Mark C.Mark
    Fremont Peak Observatory Association
    Birmingham 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
    John W. BannenMartin WilsonNorth Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers
    Mark Hanning-LeeToney BurkhartRichardSchulz
    Charlie MillerIn memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Kapil Kapre
    Tom NevilleDaniel WinnSonoma County Astronomical Society
    Oregon Star Party CommiteeDavid EllisMike Dodd
    Ray BertucciBuy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IOJim Davis
    Martin FlynnJohn Goar of olympictelescope.comBob Stoffregen
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    Jason RamseyRick KrynickAvery Willard
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    J PerezLuke Edens
    Benzene the CatJay BusterThe BD Software web site

    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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