We educate young people using solar astronomy because we think that getting them interested in the absolutely amazing world of science and reason is the best hope for a future.
We don't get any funding from anyone except you, me and a couple of excellent companies..Celestron and Meade/Coronado.
Nat and I pay 1/3, the companies pay 1/3 and we rely on YOU to pay the other 1/3 towards our nonprofit's yearly $125,000 budget.
This one is used exclusively to deliver our inspirational science program in all 50 states and 22 other countries around the world. No fees, no salaries, no nothing except direct support. I challenge anyone to find a more efficient STEM program in existence.
This is our once per year fundraiser. I give away some awesome state of the art solar astronomy gear to try and motivate more people to donate.
Please take the time to send what you would spend in a week on beer, or a date night or just a small sum to our program. I promise you it will be money well spent for the future of our species.
http://www.solarastronomy.org has a PayPal link and a flyer describing the prizes.
tax info and every other fact about our program is available on http://www.charliebates.org
this is the main message area for anything solar
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