The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is proudly sponsored by the following fine companies:




FUNDRAISER NOW OPEN!! has a paypal link or send directly to on paypal.

This years goal is $35,000(US). This money is what funds 33% of all of the free equipment giveaways around the world, all of the school visits teaching solar spectroscopy and astronomy, THE SOLARCHAT FORUM, the legal, insurance and accounting fees (<5%) and the hundreds of thousands of pair of solar glasses that we give away every year.
The Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project is a legal nonprofit 501c3 registered in the United States so your donations are completely tax deductible in the US and where applicable.
Please give generously to this STEM nonprofit by using the paypal link on our FB page or on
Each $100 donated gets you one chance to win either a brand new Skywatcher USA 120mm ProED or a brand new Daystar H-Alpha Quark with 80mm scope and a Calcium H quark thrown in for a complete setup.
Monthly donations setup will be credited for the entire year's amount and then doubled for entries.

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