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Come and join us on a voyage of interstellar exploration as we chart the least known part of the Milky Way – its Delta Quadrant.
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    WELCOME TO THE TEAM!

    You get a membership card to show that you really are part of Team Mopra. Even the astronomers don't have those yet.

    Your name will appear on the acknowledgements page of the #TeamMopra website, and we'll thank the backers as a group in all future publications.

    You will get exclusive early access to our incremental and final data releases, and be notified when we publish new articles and tutorials for the public, as well as scientific papers. Not to mention you'll get warm and fuzzy feelings that come from doing science.

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    THANK YOU CARD!

    One of our astronomers will sign and personalise a thank you postcard while they should be focussed on observing. You'll be told where they were mapping, so you can look that field up later.

    You'll also receive all the rewards and perks of joining Team Mopra as listed above.

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    TELL YOUR FRIENDS

    A set of 5 glossy limited-edition postcards of Mopra (blank on rear), perfect for sending to friends while pretending that you're well-travelled and into science, or for framing and keeping at home.

    You'll also receive all the rewards for the lower pledge levels.

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    EXCLUSIVE MISSION PATCH!

    By popular demand we've created a NASA-style woven mission patch featuring Mopra, exclusive to this kickstarter.

    You'll also receive all the rewards for the lower pledge levels.

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    OBLIGATORY KICKSTARTER T-SHIRT

    Because all the best campaigns have them, we've put together a classy t-shirt design that says you're keen on science and keeping Mopra alive.

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    ADOPT AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD* (unlikely to get Christmas Shipping edition)

    Haven't you always wanted to own a part of the sky? One of our astronomers will pick a molecular cloud from the survey just for you. You'll receive a numbered certificate of authenticity, featuring the Mopra image of your cloud and an optical one to help you visualise where it might be (molecular clouds are dark at visible wavelengths, unfortunately). We'll also email you digital versions of your cloud's details so that you can look it up in google sky and ds9 using the tutorials on our website. (We'll try and get these done for Christmas, but cannot promise it. First in, first posted.)

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    INCOMING VIRTUAL (SKYPE) VISIT

    You can visit Mopra in spirit, virtually shadowing one of our astronomers during observations via screen-sharing and video chat. We'll talk you through the observing process, reducing the data taken, and creating the pretty pictures seen on our website.

    If you live in (or happen to be visiting) Sydney or Adelaide, we're happy to host you at the university for the day.

    You'll also receive all rewards available at the $100 ADOPT AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD pledge level, including an early bird molecular cloud adoption.

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    GIFT BOX*!

    This reward level comes with everything in the $100 ADOPT AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD pledge level, packed in a gift box with a host of other goodies. These will include a colour poster of your molecular cloud, two astrolabes / planispheres (one for use at Mopra, the other your home town), the whole Mopra CO survey at full resolution, the special Team Mopra edition of stellarium and other software, and other items we're still negotiating (check the updates for details).

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    OUTGOING VIRTUAL (SKYPE) VISIT

    One of our astronomers will appear via Skype at your local school or library (or your living room, if you'd prefer), giving a presentation about Mopra and the science we're doing, and then doing Q&A until they drop (or you run out of questions). If you happen to be local (Sydney or Adelaide), we'll do it in person.

    You'll also receive all rewards available at the $100 ADOPT AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD level, including an early bird molecular cloud adoption.

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    CHRISTMAS SHOPPING MADE EASY!

    We'll ship you five of our adopt-a-cloud gift boxes, made out to the recipients of your choice. Each will include all of the rewards at the $250 GIFT SET pledge level.

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    ADOPT AN INTERSTELLAR CLOUD* (Early Bird Christmas Special)

    Haven't you always wanted to own a part of the sky? One of our astronomers will pick a molecular cloud from the survey just for you. You'll receive a numbered certificate of authenticity, featuring the Mopra image of your cloud and an optical one to help you visualise where it might be (molecular clouds are dark at visible wavelengths, unfortunately). We'll also email you digital versions of your cloud's details so that you can look it up in google sky and ds9 using the tutorials on our website.

    You'll also receive all the rewards for the lower pledge levels.

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