The Star Spot

is creating an astronomy and space exploration podcast.
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Asteroid Level Patron
$3
per month

 At this level, not only will you have our gratitude and the knowledge that you are contributing to our show in a meaningful way, but you will also receive the Shout-Out Benefit

Shout-Out Benefit: After three months of patronage, we will thank you (using your Patreon name) in an episode of the show.  The Star Spot reserves the right to veto inappropriate names. 

Moon Level Patron
$5
per month

At this level you will receive the following:

  • Shout-Out Benefit: After three months of patronage, we will thank you (using your Patreon name) in an episode of the show.  The Star Spot reserves the right to veto inappropriate names. 
  • The Engagement Benefit: You will receive access to polling where you can help us decide what topics to cover and even what questions we ask.
Planet Level Patron
$10
per month

 At this level you will receive the following: 

  • Shout-Out Benefit: After three months of patronage, we will thank you (using your Patreon name) in an episode of the show.  The Star Spot reserves the right to veto inappropriate names. 
  • The Engagement Benefit: You will receive access to  polling where you can help us decide what topics to cover and even what questions we ask
  • A Place on the Patreon Page Benefit: on our website you will be listed as a Planet Level Patron (using your Patreon name) for the entire duration of your patronage 

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About The Star Spot



The Star Spot, with Justin Trottier, is a space-themed podcast and radio show focusing on all aspects of astronomy and space exploration. Episodes feature timely news along with fascinating interviews with guests of wide-ranging backgrounds.

Our goal is to provide our listeners with entertaining knowledge on all aspects of astronomy and space exploration while also imparting a comprehensive education in scientific inquiry and critical thinking. The Star Spot is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, based out of Toronto, Canada. We operate with lots of love and a passion for astronomy, but that doesn’t quite cover all of our needs all of the time. We count on our supporters to play a critical role in sponsoring our show.





There can be no doubt that astronomy has a certain power, that other disciplines lack, in its sheer ability to inspire awe, wonderment, and curiosity. If you are an astronomy lover maybe you can remember the moment when you first felt the awe of astronomy, perhaps it was looking up at the night sky filled with stars, or when you first heard about an incredible new discovery, or maybe it was during a public lecture. This is part of the reason we have chosen to make astronomy the focus of our show, because, in our opinion at least, it is one of the most fascinating topics in, well, the universe.

However, astronomy’s resplendence is not the only reason we’ve chosen to discuss it; astronomy also has an incredible ability to form connections between people here on the ground. Astronomy for many is a shared pursuit, often the interest is passed on from a parent or is shared amongst friends. Our host, Justin Trottier, experienced the bonding power of astronomy first hand when he founded his high school’s first astronomy club. The club drew together a diverse group of students who would not normally interact, think of The Breakfast Club. Astronomy has a profound ability to bond people together with a shared interest and a universe of things to talk about. Which of course, is another reason we have chosen to talk about it on The Star Spot.



  • $300 per month we will be able to purchase new microphones and audio editing equipment
  • $400 per month we will host a live interview
  • $500 per month we will be able to cover all of our administrative costs (website and podcast hosting)
  • $1000 per month we will be able to cover a space or astronomy conference
(See the Goals Tab for more details.) 

    



  • Not only will your support help us to maintain and grow The Star Spot but, depending on your sponsorship level (see tiers), we will also offer you the following rewards: 
    • Engagement: our Patreon supporters will have access to our polling where you can help us decide what topics to cover and even who we should interview
    • Fan Recognition: supporters will receive an in-show thank you (using your Patreon name) after they have been a patron for three months. The Star Spot reserves the right to veto inappropriate names.
    • A Place on the Patreon Page: on our website you will be listed as a Planet Level Patron (using your Patreon name) for the entire duration of your sponsorship. The Star Spot reserves the right to veto inappropriate names.



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At this level we will be able to purchase more advanced equipment that will help us improve the podcast audio, editing, and content quality.
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