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Help support VPHOT cloud computing costs

I am writing to this forum today to ask for your help in supporting VPHOT 
cloud costs. I assume if you read or subscribe to this forum you have used
VPHOT at one time or another.

As you may know, cloud computing and storage costs for VPHOT is not

supported as a line item in the annual budget. It has been and

continues to be supported almost entirely through the donations of

generous AAVSO members.



Arne has asked me specifically to raise $6000.00 to pay for cloud

computing and storage costs for VPHOT for two more years. Since day

one, when Geir Klingenberg and Michael Kran donated VPHOT (then called

Photometrica) to the AAVSO, the cost for Amazon cloud services has

been paid in two year increments by some very generous donors. I would

like to spread that burden out between the users of VPHOT and people

who are regular benefactors to the AAVSO.



We need 24 people to give $250.00 each and we can check this expense

off the list for 2013-2014. If you believe VPHOT is worth supporting

at that level, or any other amount, please make a donation online at

http://www.aavso.org/apps/donate/.



Select General Fund in the drop down menu and in the comments section

please write "In support of VPHOT cloud costs." This will ensure your

donation is used for the intended purpose.


Thank you for your time and generosity,



Mike Simonsen

American Association of Variable Star Observers

49 Bay State Rd.

Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

http://www.aavso.org/

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484