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I will share telescope views of the skies with people all over the country, turning people on to science and sparking curiosity and awe
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    Thank you! Thank you! Your name will be immortalized on our project website, so when your friends say, "Hey! Did you hear about that new traveling astronomy project?" You can say, "I helped build that, and I'll show you the proof.”

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    Have your name immortalized on the project website, receive a space-themed bookmark from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and submit a request for Astronomy On The Road to come to your area.

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    Have your name immortalized on our project site, submit a request for the project to come to your area, and receive a space-themed postcard thank-you note from the project founder. Also, receive access to an exclusive video tour of the Astronomy On The Road project and equipment.

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    All lower level rewards, plus access to two UStream.tv broadcasts, one showing you how to get started in amateur astronomy and another covering how you can significantly contribute to science as an amateur astronomer.

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    All lower level rewards, plus you’ll receive a free copy of Carl Sagan’s bestselling book Cosmos.

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    All lower level rewards, plus when Astronomy On The Road is in your area, join us in hosting a sidewalk astronomy event.

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    All lower level rewards, plus when Astronomy On The Road is in your area, spend one hour with the project founder learning to operate and observe with a telescope, eithers yours or the telescope you helped fund.

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    All lower level rewards, plus receive a tour of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory from scientist and project supporter Dr. Eldar Noe. Dr. Noe is part of a team that is working to select the landing site for the next Mars rover, Mars Science Laboratory.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Jonah Lehrer in Los Angeles, CA. Jonah is an author and science writer and is a contributing editor for Wired, Scientific American MIND, and NPR’s Radiolab. He is frequently published in The New Yorker, New York Times, and Nature.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Brian Dunning in Southern California. Brian is host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast. Skeptoid is a weekly myth-busting podcast dedicated to the critical examination of pseudoscience and the paranormal.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Dr. David Spergel in Princeton, NJ. David is a MacArthur fellow, Shaw Prize winner, and Chair of Princeton University’s Department of Astrophysical Sciences.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Dr. Richard Green in Tucson, AZ. Richard is a professor of astronomy at University of Arizona, Director of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, and former Director of the Kitt Peak National Observatory. If you'd like, Richard can arrange for a private lunch at the observatory.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Dr. Massimo Pigliucci in New York, NY. Massimo is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at CUNY-Lehman College, editor in chief of the journal Philosophy and Theory in Biology, a prolific author, and a strong advocate of science education.

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    All lower level rewards (except the lunch rewards), plus for the cost of a plane ticket to your town the project founder will come and provide a public or private tour of the night sky with the telescope that you helped to fund.

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    All lower level rewards (except the lunch rewards), plus your name will be on every flyer that we distribute.

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    All lower level rewards, plus lunch with Dr. Geoffrey Marcy in Berkeley, CA. Geoff is a professor at University of California Berkeley and is famous for discovering more extrasolar planets than anyone else.

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