Since we’ve open the posts up to the general public, we’ve gotten four times as much traffic as before. And that’s great! We want people to know we’re here.
But this site does not run for free. We support our regular posters (not much, but some) and we need to pay for the technical support that goes into this site. Plus, we hope that subscribers to this site will be moved to support the astronomy and outreach work of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
That means, please, if you can, consider joining our Sacred Space group. For just $10 a month you can help us do the work we do, supporting the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope and the education and public outreach efforts (like this blog!) of the Vatican Observatory Foundation.
In addition, by joining, you can join in on the conversations (i.e. you can comment on the blog entries.) We also have a number of other nice items we’ll pass out as premiums (premia?) for supporters at a higher level.
You can find all the details about joining, here.