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
    RASC Ottawa Centre
    Eric RachutBob Taylor
    Kevin AbelnSouthern Maryland Astronomical Society

    Putman Mountain Observatory
    Dave EricksonDick PostDan Gray
    Steve AltstadtAmateur Telescope Makers of Boston
    William C. BrysonMichael RudyDr. Barbara G. Harris
    Audie Hickey
    Rusty, NHAC
    Rob & Theresa BritschgiGregg H SchultzLiz Martin
    Andy SchleiTim Kearsley
    Shneor ShermanJane Houston Jones and Morris jonesJohn Harris
    Mark C.John Goar of olympictelescope.comMark Biersack
    Oregon Star Party CommiteeRoger AppeldornJoel E. Guthals

    Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club
    In memory of Maurice L. Battin, Jr.Oscar Helm
    Mark Hanning-LeeTexas 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 ObservatoryMatrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    Bert Stevens
    Stuart LevyWard Lake Observatory
    Birmingham Astronomical SocietyKaren Miller SLC
    A member of the Imperial Polk Astronomical Society.In Focus AstronomyTim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    CasinoOnlineEspaƱa.esCasasApuestasDeportivas.esAndorra Advisors
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    Tragaperras-online.orgNoah Albers

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Walt LickteigMichael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy AssociationNaperville Astronomical Association
    Charles R. WrightRalph E. Taggart
    Joseph & Amy GallowayDavid McDavidCarl Van Bogaert
    Arrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)The BD Software web site
    Denny MorseGloucester Area Astronomy ClubDavid Oesper
    SkiPi Online ObservatoryChris SRiverside Astronomical Society
    Todd KuniokaTelescopes in Education
    Eric BuehrensDavid M. DouglassJeffrey Lowe
    Fremont Peak Observatory AssociationPhilip Massey
    In memory of Charlie Brown - Patrick J. Madden

    MedoMak Family Camp & Retreat Center
    David T. and Jean M. Long
    Deerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Glenn Littledale
    Klaus Peltsch
    and the
    Algoma Area Astronomers
    Thomas BlogRalph S. Miller
    The Wilkersons of PittsburghBonebrake Center of Nature and HistoryNorth Shore Erie Amateur Astronomers
    Jerry SpevakMichael ToomeyCamOp Greg
    Dave & RobertJim DavisHorace Smith
    Kevin DixonBrian M. CarrollGarry Beckstrom
    Dave HasenauerFrank M. KlicarMontana Citizenship Attorney
    Dr. Michael W. Ridenhour
    Rhonda Weeks
    Sponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New Horizons
    Stephen Craig
    George PalermoDirect Insurance Services
    Utah Car Insurance
    Digital Science Inc.

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    Brad WalterThomas Walker
    A University for Life Skills
    Peter KennettRASC Halifax Centre
    Steve CariddiNorthern Cross Science FoundationGene and Charlotte Dupree
    Alan SmallboneRobert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    The Reeves Law Group in Los Angeles
    Sara and Kelly FitzhughAurora Borealis NotificationsDerek Croft
    Indiana Astronomical

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Ralph RichardAlbany Area Amateur Astronomers
    David D.Bob HillierJohn Downie
    Mark PedleyTAASDan Fennessy
    Joseph Comeaudeepskyobjects.comMerlin Miller
    JonDMSRO Science, Inc.
    Bob PittAndrew AraiBuffalo Astronomical Association
    Michael RosolinaFrank WillburnDale Chamberlain
    Jimmy BookHeath FallinWalnut Canyon Cabins
    Buy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IOYan
    Save Mount DiabloGary SpiersClyde Miller
    Bob White

    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Jupiter Jones
    Philip W. DavisTom NevilleSteven D. Schlagel
    Diego GomezShelli KeslerJohn W. Bannen
    Sue and Alan FrenchHolly CiprianoMartin Flynn
    John PalmieriBob StoffregenThames Amateur Astronomical Society
    John & Cathy MooreGene MillerJamie Kern
    Souder PropertiesCharles S Morris
    Acton Sky Portal

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl Roland
    Orange County Search Engine Marketing CompanyLas Vegas Search Engine Marketing CompanyDavid Young
    Robert HallRobert & Elaine WhiteJ Perez
    Peter BirrenMartin Wilson
    Paul LandmanJim McClureAllergy PDX - Portland Allergist
    C. E. Steuart DewarDudley ObservatoryHerman Zwirn
    Mary UetrechtRalf PattersonJim Mazur
    iptv subscriptionKen Pileggi, the Timing Belt GuyUberclock
    Ian ZedalisLuke EdensHonoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society
    Jerome HollonMax Barker
    Patrick ManleyTri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubJacques Lesage
    George Varga - MTRP Volunteermassage wynnumBenzene 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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