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

    RASC Toronto Centre
    Oscar HelmJoel 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 ObservatoryNaperville Astronomical Association
    Jane Houston Jones and Morris jones
    Tim Povlick
    Santaluz Observatory
    Matrix Engineering, Inc
    Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Electrical Engineering
    Karen Miller SLCIn Focus Astronomy
    Noah AlbersMichael Vander Vorst for the San Diego Astronomy AssociationCharles R. Wright
    Ralph E. TaggartJoseph & Amy Galloway
    The BD Software web siteDavid McDavidCarl Van Bogaert
    Philip MasseyArrowhead Astronomical Society (Duluth,MN)Denny Morse
    Gloucester Area Astronomy ClubDavid OesperSkiPi Online Observatory
    Chris SRalph S. Miller

    MedoMak Family Camp & Retreat Center
    Telescopes in Education
    Eric Buehrens
    David M. Douglass

    The Astronomical Society of New Haven
    In memory of Charlie Brown - Patrick J. MaddenDavid T. and Jean M. LongDeerfield Observatory
    State College PA
    Digital Science Inc.Glenn Littledale
    Thomas BlogThe Wilkersons of PittsburghBonebrake Center of Nature and History
    Montana Citizenship AttorneyJerry Spevakpersonal injury attorney los angeles
    Michael Toomey
    CamOp Greg
    Dave & RobertWalt Lickteig
    Jim DavisHorace SmithBrian M. Carroll
    Garry BeckstromDirect Insurance Services
    Utah Car Insurance
    Dave Hasenauer
    Frank M. Klicar
    Sponsored by the free Minecraft modpack: GT New Horizons
    A University for Life Skills
    Stephen CraigGeorge PalermoThe Reeves Law Group in Los Angeles
    Brad WalterThomas
    Aurora Borealis NotificationsPeter KennettRASC Halifax Centre
    Steve CariddiAlan SmallbonePaul Dawson
    Robert Martin Ayers
    Science Fund
    Indiana Astronomical Societyfree spins no deposit

    Michael A. Covington, writer
    Ralph Richard
    Albany Area Amateur AstronomersDavid D.Bob Hillier
    John DownieDan FennessyRhonda Weeks
    Sue and Alan FrenchJoseph ComeauWalnut Canyon Cabins
    Merlin MillerJonD
    Bob PittBuffalo Astronomical Association
    Michael RosolinaFrank WillburnDale Chamberlain
    Jimmy BookHeath FallinYan Sun
    A member of the Imperial Polk Astronomical
    Save Mount DiabloGary SpiersClyde Miller

    Salt Lake Astronomical Society
    Philip W. DavisSteven D. Schlagel
    Shelli KeslerHolly CiprianoDr. Michael W. Ridenhour
    John & Cathy MooreJamie Kern
    Buy Youtube Promotion Packages With BRSM.IOCharles S MorrisAllergy PDX - Portland Allergist
    Acton Sky Portal

    Astronomical Society of Northern New England
    Carl Roland
    iptv subscription
    David Young
    Robert HallRobert & Elaine WhitePeter Birren
    massage wynnumJim McClureC. E. Steuart Dewar
    Dudley ObservatoryMary UetrechtJim Mazur
    Tom NevilleShneor ShermanIan Zedalis
    Honoring the ongoing contributions of Dr. Alvin Ureles

    Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society
    Jerome Hollon
    Diego GomezPatrick ManleyJohn W. Bannen
    Tri-Valley Stargazers Astronomy ClubRalf PattersonJacques Lesage
    George Varga - MTRP VolunteerMartin FlynnBob Stoffregen
    Tragaperras-online.orgAllan FenskeNew Mexico Skies, Inc.
    Jim GerlachSouder PropertiesCory Martin
    Bob MacArthurDan RicheySkyShack Observatory
    Kevin DixonRusty, NHACChippewa Valley Astronomical Society
    Dave KazalaPaul Landman
    J PerezMartin WilsonLyndel Wall
    Robin WierJohn MartKen Pileggi, the Timing Belt Guy
    UberclockLuke EdensJeffrey Lowe
    Lee & Gail Davidson
    in memory of
    L. Nevil Davy
    Roland PrevostValley of the Moon Observatory Association
    Todd KuniokaCincinnati Astronomical SocietyRiverside Astronomical Society
    James McSheehyKlaus Peltsch
    and the
    Algoma Area Astronomers
    Philip Gelsheimer
    Benzene the CatFiKasinot

    East Valley Astronomy Club and The Saguaro Astronomy Club

    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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