Kissimmee Park Observatory is creating Astronomy Tutorials
2

patrons

$3
per tutorial
Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Kissimmee Park Observatory.
Since you've arrived here at our Patreon, we assume you have clicked through from one of our YouTube channel videos, and for that, we greatly appreciate your interest in even considering to help us reach our goals.

Our Mission
We're a private astronomical observatory based in Saint Cloud, Florida, dedicated to creating beautiful astronomical images of the heavens, and providing astronomy outreach to people of all ages. We hold public observing sessions on a regular basis when the Florida weather permits, to share our facility with the local community, individuals, and youth groups.


Why We Need Your Help
This is why we've resorted to Patreon: over the past year I have been producing our Astronomy tutorials on YouTube, creating podcasts on iTunes & Stitcher, running and maintaining the website and blog, writing eBooks, and furthering other creative efforts for the Star Hopping brand. It has become a totally consuming effort. I would love to increase our number of offerings (more tutorials, publications, and media), but there is physically not enough time to accomplish more by myself. So in order to continue this pace, and give our viewers, listeners, and readers even more valuable content to consume, we need to hire additional staff. 

Additionally, we need some additional funding to be able to enhance our optical instruments and equipment to capture more beautiful deep sky images that we share with our subscribers, as well as just keep up with general maintenance and enhancements in the observatory. One of our initial goals on that front is to raise enough funds to build a bathroom facility at the observatory so that when we hold public observing sessions, we will be able to handle larger groups, for even longer events.

Additional funding will ultimately encourage us to forge ahead with our online media creation, and will serve to offset some of the costs associated with online hosting and advertising costs.

Star Hopping with Kissimmee Park Observatory
So we've taken our astronomy outreach online with our "Star Hopping" series, as many of our guests at the observatory and online visitors have expressed interest in discovering the night sky for themselves. Many beginners have had a lot of difficulty finding interesting things to look at, aside from the brighter planets and the Moon. Hopefully the "Star Hopping" series on YouTube will help you as well. We've also started a weekly podcast based on the video series as I mentioned above.



So Are You Ready to Journey with KPO through the Milky Way?
If you feel "Star Hopping" and our other content on YouTube and Facebook is valuable to you, and would like to see more of our astronomy images, tutorials, and other content, we would be incredibly appreciative to have your financial support here through Patreon. If you've decided that you can afford $3 or more per tutorial to support KPO and its future - well that's amazing - thank you so much.
For your support we will send you a full resolution version of one of our best astronomical images. For higher levels of support we will send you hi-res digital files of 10 of our best images.

That's Okay, Our Astronomy Content Will Always be Free
If subscription support is not right for you, we still thank you for taking the time to see what we are all about. There are five other ways that you can help us reach our goals, if you so desire:
    • If you have a Mac, purchase our $5 app on the Mac App Store (search for "KPO Monthly Sky Survey")
    • Make a one time Donation via PayPal
    • Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and Like and Share the videos that you think are useful
    • Like us on Facebook
    • Tell everyone about KPO!
Thank you again for your interest in Kissimmee Park Observatory!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per tutorial
2 patrons
You'll get access to our patron page here where we'll post special patron-only content, such as the written scripts for the Star Hopping tutorials.
Pledge $3 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Everything at the $1 level, plus: We'll send you one of our best digital astronomical images (like below) via email. They make great screen wallpaper!
Pledge $5 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Everything at the $3 level, plus: Get access to our Google Drive and select 10 Hi-Res images of some of our best astronomical images.
Pledge $10 or more per tutorial
0 patrons


Everything at the $5 level, plus: receive a white coffee mug with the KPO logo!
Goals
$3 of $250 per tutorial
Hire Virtual Staff: Outsourcing the media production efforts to virtual staff would allow us to create multiple Star Hopping videos and associated media per week.


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Thank you very much for your interest in supporting Kissimmee Park Observatory.
Since you've arrived here at our Patreon, we assume you have clicked through from one of our YouTube channel videos, and for that, we greatly appreciate your interest in even considering to help us reach our goals.

Our Mission
We're a private astronomical observatory based in Saint Cloud, Florida, dedicated to creating beautiful astronomical images of the heavens, and providing astronomy outreach to people of all ages. We hold public observing sessions on a regular basis when the Florida weather permits, to share our facility with the local community, individuals, and youth groups.


Why We Need Your Help
This is why we've resorted to Patreon: over the past year I have been producing our Astronomy tutorials on YouTube, creating podcasts on iTunes & Stitcher, running and maintaining the website and blog, writing eBooks, and furthering other creative efforts for the Star Hopping brand. It has become a totally consuming effort. I would love to increase our number of offerings (more tutorials, publications, and media), but there is physically not enough time to accomplish more by myself. So in order to continue this pace, and give our viewers, listeners, and readers even more valuable content to consume, we need to hire additional staff. 

Additionally, we need some additional funding to be able to enhance our optical instruments and equipment to capture more beautiful deep sky images that we share with our subscribers, as well as just keep up with general maintenance and enhancements in the observatory. One of our initial goals on that front is to raise enough funds to build a bathroom facility at the observatory so that when we hold public observing sessions, we will be able to handle larger groups, for even longer events.

Additional funding will ultimately encourage us to forge ahead with our online media creation, and will serve to offset some of the costs associated with online hosting and advertising costs.

Star Hopping with Kissimmee Park Observatory
So we've taken our astronomy outreach online with our "Star Hopping" series, as many of our guests at the observatory and online visitors have expressed interest in discovering the night sky for themselves. Many beginners have had a lot of difficulty finding interesting things to look at, aside from the brighter planets and the Moon. Hopefully the "Star Hopping" series on YouTube will help you as well. We've also started a weekly podcast based on the video series as I mentioned above.



So Are You Ready to Journey with KPO through the Milky Way?
If you feel "Star Hopping" and our other content on YouTube and Facebook is valuable to you, and would like to see more of our astronomy images, tutorials, and other content, we would be incredibly appreciative to have your financial support here through Patreon. If you've decided that you can afford $3 or more per tutorial to support KPO and its future - well that's amazing - thank you so much.
For your support we will send you a full resolution version of one of our best astronomical images. For higher levels of support we will send you hi-res digital files of 10 of our best images.

That's Okay, Our Astronomy Content Will Always be Free
If subscription support is not right for you, we still thank you for taking the time to see what we are all about. There are five other ways that you can help us reach our goals, if you so desire:
    • If you have a Mac, purchase our $5 app on the Mac App Store (search for "KPO Monthly Sky Survey")
    • Make a one time Donation via PayPal
    • Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and Like and Share the videos that you think are useful
    • Like us on Facebook
    • Tell everyone about KPO!
Thank you again for your interest in Kissimmee Park Observatory!

Recent posts by Kissimmee Park Observatory

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per tutorial
2 patrons
You'll get access to our patron page here where we'll post special patron-only content, such as the written scripts for the Star Hopping tutorials.
Pledge $3 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Everything at the $1 level, plus: We'll send you one of our best digital astronomical images (like below) via email. They make great screen wallpaper!
Pledge $5 or more per tutorial
0 patrons
Everything at the $3 level, plus: Get access to our Google Drive and select 10 Hi-Res images of some of our best astronomical images.
Pledge $10 or more per tutorial
0 patrons


Everything at the $5 level, plus: receive a white coffee mug with the KPO logo!