CosmoQuest is sustained through a patchwork of funds, ranging from government grants, to NASA mission support, to private gifts from individuals like you. In this economy, it is this latter form of funding, your personal donations, that mean the most to us. Every little bit helps. Would you please consider giving?
The Build Team for CosmoQuest primarily work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This team of programers, educators, and astronomers create all the citizen science and formal education programs you see. When you donate to CosmoQuest through SIUE, you are employing our SIUE Staff (full-time: Pamela, Nicole, Cory, part-time: Joe, Georgia, Kathy, Ellen, Ann), and helping them engage you in science and educate a new generation to be scientists.
When the BAUT Forums moved to CosmoQuest, our community gained a wealth of content and community … and an almighty server bill. Help us pay for the servers ($5600/year) and a dedicated liaison from our staff to your community ($5000/year). (NOTE: A generous donor gave over $2000 to allow us to reserve a server, and thus lower our costs)
All our media programs are edited and maintained through Astrosphere New Media. These programs are, and have always been, a labor of love funded through the community. Your donations fund audio and video editing, maintenance of website and youtube channels, and equipment costs. This provides part-time employment for Avivah, Nancy, Richard, and Nate. Please help keep the content coming!
You can also get your own sponsorship message (which can be anything from birthday wishes to your child, to program announcements for your astronomy club) into our show!
If you sponsor an episode, you can select the date (or dates) that you want to sponsor. Our staff will be in touch to setup all the details!
We also accept Bitcoin via Astrosphere New Media. Our Bitcoin Address is 19rTzA1RVSrM4e1iWtz1wfYjhqY9ccoKBw