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A mobile astronomical observatory with a giant, hand-made telescope and meteorite samples for Burning Man 2015 and beyond.
A mobile astronomical observatory with a giant, hand-made telescope and meteorite samples for Burning Man 2015 and beyond.
332 backers pledged $17,716 to help bring this project to life.
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    Down For the Cause. GIVE ANY AMOUNT YOU'RE COMFORTABLE WITH, but give what you can. You don't need material things, you're a space monkey ready to be shot into space for the greater good. Where else can you give to a good cause and be a patron of both art and science for $1? Give what you can and get access to special Supporter Photo Gallery with exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos.

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    Black Rock Observatory Logo Bandana (great for a dust mask or space piracy). You can even use it to find your way back to camp. Seriously though, just get a 3M n9211 for your dust mask.

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    Your choice of Black Rock Observatory Patch (see graphic below). Sew it on to your fanny pack and get your butt kicked on the way to school or be the cool hero-geek hanging with the cool kids at Burning Man. Comes with secret deep-space knowledge. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos.

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    A quality T-shirt with the Black Rock Observatory Logo, see photo. Because DPW looks cool in those black shirts and why should they have all the fun? Blacker than the blackest void of deep dark space. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos.

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    Customized Digital Astrolabe Star Map for the dates of Burning Man or your birthday custom crafted by a Black Rock Observatory Crew Member and astrophysicist. See your special day artistically displayed with elements of the cosmos. See photo.

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    Black Rock Observatory Pewter Pendant based on an orthogonal view of our dome, Gregg Fleishman's interpretation of a Small Rhombicuboctahedron. A perfect way to keep this project close to the heart. Add $25 for international shipping. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos.

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    Very High Quality Zipper Hoodie with the Black Rock Observatory logo made from the fabric of space-time by aliens. For those cold nights dancing under the stars on the playa. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos. Add $25 for international shipping.

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    PACKAGE DEAL
    Black Rock Observatory logo Hoodie + Pendant+ Tshirt + Bandana + Patch. As if you don't already look geeky enough. Fly your nerd flag high. Real high. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos. Add $25 for international shipping.

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    Real Nickel-Iron Meteorite - 4.5 Billion Years Old! Ancient Metal Space Crystals fallen to Earth, people! Get one. At least 50 grams of octahedrite with characteristic Widmanstatten patterns produced by cooling metal in zero gravity over millions of years. Awesome. Holy Geologic time, Batman. Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos. Add $25 for international shipping.

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    Meteorite from Mars. Are you kidding me? Do they mean a real...YES, a real piece of the planet Mars! Mars has been hit pretty damn hard by big meteors, hard enough to knock chunks off and those chunks flew all the way to Earth. Boom! Martian meteorites. The real deal. Own a piece of another planet. Invest in Interplanetary Real Estate now! Get access to an exclusive Kickstarter Supporter Photo Gallery with behind the scenes photos and videos. Add $25 for international shipping.

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    Start your own private sector space program. You're like the burner version of Richard Branson or the burner version of Elon M...oh wait, I guess that's just regular Elon Musk. Wow, you're awesome; you make a lot of cash AND you're a burner. You could change the world. If you'd like to make a large donation of $1,000 or more, please contact us to receive a tax-deduction.

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