Launch Pad Astronomy

Launch Pad Astronomy

is creating videos and online content about the universe.

17

patrons

$92

per month
Welcome to Launch Pad Astronomy! I'm Christian Ready, your friendly neighborhood astronomer, and this channel is the place to geek out on the universe and understand how it works, all in plain english. When I was 13 years old, I started working at the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College. I helped with observing, analysis, and monthly open houses. I was instantly hooked on sharing the universe with others.

Other highlights include working on the Hubble Space Telescope and teaching astronomy at Towson University (I’m probably skipping a couple of decades here and there, but you get the idea).

I upload once per week, though my exact schedule varies with my teaching schedule every semester. But if you subscribe and hit the notification icon, you’ll always know when my latest videos are uploaded.
Tiers
Asteroid
$2 or more per month
Thank you for supporting my channel! For pennies a day you’re making it possible for me to bring the universe a little closer to everyone. You also get access to updates on this Patreon page!
Planetary
$5 or more per month
You might be home to life! All of the $1 rewards plus: 
  • A personal shout out on Twitter from Launch Pad Astronomy (@launchpadastro) 
  • AND a follow back, PLUS 
  • The knowledge that you are now an esteemed member of the Launch Pad community whose continued support is so much appreciated 
Stellar
$10 or more per month

You’re the source of energy and life! You get all of the $5 rewards, plus: 

  • A shout out on an upcoming video
  • Access to my Patreon-only Discord channel 
  • Monthly downloadable wallpaper 
  • A Launch Pad mug! 
Includes Discord rewards
Galactic
$25 or more per month

You shine with the light of a hundred billion suns! You get all of the $10 rewards, plus 

  • A Launch Pad t-shirt! 
Includes Discord rewards
Intergalactic
$50 or more per month

You're a huge part of the universe! You get all of the benefits of the $25 rewards (and below!), plus:

  • A shoutout on every video
  • Moderator privileges to my Discord channel 
  • Moderator privileges on my livestreams
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmological
$100 or more per month

Ok, I admit I’m at a bit of a loss here. I mean, how can I thank you enough??? 


For starters, you get all of the $50 rewards, but let me offer you an additional item of the merch store. Seriously, anything you want, just name it. It's the very least I can do!

Includes Discord rewards
Welcome to Launch Pad Astronomy! I'm Christian Ready, your friendly neighborhood astronomer, and this channel is the place to geek out on the universe and understand how it works, all in plain english. When I was 13 years old, I started working at the Sproul Observatory at Swarthmore College. I helped with observing, analysis, and monthly open houses. I was instantly hooked on sharing the universe with others.

Other highlights include working on the Hubble Space Telescope and teaching astronomy at Towson University (I’m probably skipping a couple of decades here and there, but you get the idea).

I upload once per week, though my exact schedule varies with my teaching schedule every semester. But if you subscribe and hit the notification icon, you’ll always know when my latest videos are uploaded.

Recent posts by Launch Pad Astronomy

Tiers
Asteroid
$2 or more per month
Thank you for supporting my channel! For pennies a day you’re making it possible for me to bring the universe a little closer to everyone. You also get access to updates on this Patreon page!
Planetary
$5 or more per month
You might be home to life! All of the $1 rewards plus: 
  • A personal shout out on Twitter from Launch Pad Astronomy (@launchpadastro) 
  • AND a follow back, PLUS 
  • The knowledge that you are now an esteemed member of the Launch Pad community whose continued support is so much appreciated 
Stellar
$10 or more per month

You’re the source of energy and life! You get all of the $5 rewards, plus: 

  • A shout out on an upcoming video
  • Access to my Patreon-only Discord channel 
  • Monthly downloadable wallpaper 
  • A Launch Pad mug! 
Includes Discord rewards
Galactic
$25 or more per month

You shine with the light of a hundred billion suns! You get all of the $10 rewards, plus 

  • A Launch Pad t-shirt! 
Includes Discord rewards
Intergalactic
$50 or more per month

You're a huge part of the universe! You get all of the benefits of the $25 rewards (and below!), plus:

  • A shoutout on every video
  • Moderator privileges to my Discord channel 
  • Moderator privileges on my livestreams
Includes Discord rewards
Cosmological
$100 or more per month

Ok, I admit I’m at a bit of a loss here. I mean, how can I thank you enough??? 


For starters, you get all of the $50 rewards, but let me offer you an additional item of the merch store. Seriously, anything you want, just name it. It's the very least I can do!

Includes Discord rewards