Become a Star Hopping Patron – Let’s Do More

Consider becoming a Star Hopping Patron

Production of the single weekly Star Hopping series and it’s related media (Field Notes, Podcast, Blog series, and posting) is now a full time job, and I would love to be able to do more.

I am hoping to build a media team to allow us to create two or more episodes a week, but this requires some additional financial resources. We can do more together.

Dave in the StudioOften I speak of Star Hopping using the “Royal We”, but in actuality, it’s just me that’s producing the weekly videos and podcasts right now. If you’ve watched any of the episodes, you can probably tell that this is a significant amount of work. I spend about 20 hours on each episode, writing the script, shooting, editing, and then generating the podcast, the blog post, and then actually publishing the video and podcast to the world on Thursdays. I would love to be able to do more, and I know that several of you have asked for two or even three episodes a week. But at this point I am limited by the calendar; I’m totally consumed by the level of work required to create the single weekly episode and podcast.

There is a solution, though. The way this would be possible would be to grow the Star Hopping team; hire a virtual video & audio editor, a graphic designer, and a content editor. I’ve estimated this would cost between $150 and $200 an episode using these skilled virtual team members. And after I hire this team, I really can refer to Star Hopping as “We”!

Patreon is a great way for you to assist us with small weekly contributions, as little as a dollar. This will provide additional financial stimulus to be able to hire additional team members, and ultimately produce more Star Hopping videos and media per week for you. Patreon seems to be necessary to allow us to grow and expand our astronomical content online. I would be incredibly grateful if you could help us with your pledge to support our ongoing activities, online, and here at the observatory.

We ask for your help to make this dream possible and let us provide you with even more Star Hopping. Please see our Patreon site to see how you can help.

Additionally for single instances of donations, see our Donations page on the KPO site.

Thank you for considering to help us at Star Hopping.

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