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www.byronstelescope.blogspot.com 

A call to all you beautiful burners. These are the last few days of our fund drive. The core team of three have purchased our tickets, and will be there to play with you on the playa, one way or the other. Although it will be much more work for us to bring our sculpture, we are committed to helping as many travellers in there RITES OF PASSAGE. It now seems like it is up to our burning community to provide the last push. If it doesn't happen, so be it, it wasn't meant to be. If it does, it will be my joy to provide the service of Byron's Telescope for your pleasure. Thank you and looking forward to the BURN.

A team of artists and performers are planning on taking our team sculpture, Byrons' Telescope to Burning Man 2011, Rites of Passage. We have decided it is our imperative to bring this sculpture to the playa, in order to assist as many travelers as possible on thier journey. Our plan is to put Byron on a trailer, towed by a box truck, and travel across country, to the Black Rock Dessert of Nevada, beginning in Charlottesville VA. He will be on display travelling the highways through the midsection of North America for a three to four day journey. The money will be used for renting a truck, trailer, and the fuel costs for bringing Byron  there and back. Also Byron is a work in progress and needs some additional funds for maintenance and upgrades.

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    At a level one pledge, (stargazer) you will recieve a postcard of Byron performing at his launch event in Charlottesville along with one from his performance at Burning Man.

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    At a level two pledge, (passenger) you will recieve an 8x10 print of Byron at Burning Man along with the postcards described in level one. Also a free ride in Byron at his launch event in mid- august.

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    At level three, (tinkerer) the 8x10 and a sticker with the byron logo is offered.

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    Level four, (maker) gets you the previous rewards and a t-shirt, or a hat, or coasters, with Byrons' image and the words: I sent Byron to Burning Man 2011.

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    Level five, (traveler) will be the same as level four, plus a hat to match the t- shirt. Or coasters and a t- shirt or any two of the above (t-shirt, hat, or coasters).

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    Level six, (crewmember) gets an 11x14 limited edition print of Byron sketched by one of the artists. Plus a t-shirt and the postcards

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    Another option for level six is all three, t-shirt, hat and coasters. The postcards and 8x10 come with this level also.

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    Level seven, (astronaut) a limited edition clay relief of Byron's image will be offered at this level of support.

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    Level eight, (navigator) gets you a a mixed medium model of Byron made by the artists as a limited edition piece. This will be a collaborative effort of members of the Byron team.

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    Level eight, (navigator) you recieve a custom framed original sketch of Byron, one of only two prototypes for the t-shirt design.

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