I am at Sevenhill, in South Australia, the place where Dan Davis and I observed the southern skies for Turn Left at Orion, and I am about to start eight days of a silent retreat. That means I’ll be off-line for a while. Please take care of the internet while I am gone…
In particular, it would be great if you could help take care of one small part of the internet that has become quite dear to me: this blog, The Catholic Astronomer. I’m really proud of the contributors and all they have done for us, and delighted that with your financial help we’re able to pay them. (A pittance, but it’s the principle of the thing.)
Where does the money to pay them (and support our other Education and Public Outreach efforts) come from? People like you, as PBS likes to put it.
We’ve got a solid cadre of just over 100 people who subscribe at various levels, and I really appreciate them. We have just over 300 folks who subscribe (for free) to our email announcements. But, hey… our writers deserve more than that!
So while I’m away, can you guys spread the word about The Catholic Astronomer? I’d love to see more subscribers, both the free and paying kind. Is it crazy to hope that we could reach 500 email subscribers, and 150 paying subscribers, by the end of my retreat? (Yeah, crazy. Maybe by the end of the year?)