The Urban Astronomer Podcast, and associated website, is entirely free for anybody to use at any time. But a special few people have decided to offer their patronage and send me a bit of money each month through Patreon. This page is a way to thank them. Every person here has pledged a minimum of $5 per month, to help me run the show. In return, they get access to my audio library containing unedited original recordings and the occasional special episode.

Their names are:

  • Cathrine Versfeld
  • Peter
  • Frank Tippin


If you are on this list, or if you are thinking about becoming a patron, you might want to know how your money will be used. My primary expense is hosting – I rent several servers, and also have to cover bandwidth costs. (Incidentally, if you want your own customized server and somebody to run it for you, mail me!). I will save any funds left over towards upgrading studio and field equipment, paying for travel, and other general expenses. If enough people join the list above, I might even be able to pay somebody to make transcriptions, do real journalism, or any of the other wonderful things that make the big podcasts stand out!