Astronomy Legacy Project

Unveiling stellar masterpieces from astronomy's analog age
Photography
$20,370USD
raised of $60,000 goal
34%
0 time left
This campaign started on Feb 10 and closed on March 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
Verified Nonprofit
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Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on March 27, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Bookmarks

    You receive a bookmark with a photo digitized from an astronomical photographic plate taken in the 1980’s. A description of the image – where it was taken, by who, and the name and type of the celestial object are included on the bookmark.

    Estimated delivery: October 2014

    9 claimed

  • $20USD
    4x6 print

    You receive the previous reward, plus a 4x6 photographic print digitized from an astronomical photographic plate taken in the 1970’s. The print will include a certificate of authenticity with a description of the photographic plate from which it was digitized. The description includes the name and type of celestial object, where the image was taken, by whom, and when.

    Estimated delivery: October 2014

    16 claimed

  • $40USD
    8x10 print

    You receive the previous rewards, plus an 8x10 photographic print digitized from an astronomical photographic plate taken in the 1960’s. The print will be selected by you from a list provided by the Astronomy Legacy Project Team. The print will include a certificate of authenticity with a description of the photographic plate from which it was digitized. The description includes the name and type of celestial object, where the image was taken, by whom, and when.

    Estimated delivery: October 2014

    44 claimed

  • $75USD
    Direct Access

    You receive the previous rewards, plus a link to a shared drive from which you can select 10 images for download to your tablet, phone or computer. The selection of images will include all images digitized from astronomical photographic images taken in the between the 1940’s and 1980’s.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    13 claimed

  • $125USD
    T-Shirt!

    You receive the previous rewards, plus an exclusive T-shirt with the Astronomy Legacy Project Logo and a photographic image of the Eta Carina nebula taken in 1976 using the 4-m telescope at Cerro Tololo InterAmerican Observatory. This nebula is famous because it is expected to become a supernova in the astronomically near future.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    25 claimed

  • $300USD
    Skype Session

    You receive the previous rewards plus a Skype discussion with the Astronomy Legacy Project Team with the opportunity to select and digitize a plate by remote access. Plates will go back to the 1900’s. Who knows what you will discover on your photographic plate! Your digitized image will be named after you, and will be transferred to your tablet, phone, or computer in real-time.

    Estimated delivery: August 2014

    1 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    VIP

    You, and a guest, receive the previous rewards plus the opportunity for a VIP one-on-one on-site tour and lunch with the Astronomy Legacy Project Team. You also will be invited as part of the tour to explore the collections of 220,000 photographic plates, select up to a dozen plates, and digitize them yourself! These images will be named after you, and will be transferred to your tablet, phone, or computer in real-time. Travel and housing is not included.

    Estimated delivery: October 2014

    5 claimed

  • $1,500USD
    VIP+

    You, and a guest, receive the previous rewards plus 2 nights housing on the PARI campus during your visit. Travel is not included.

    1 claimed

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