iOnTheSky on Patreon

A photograph of the Aurora Australis captured by an iOnTheSky Generation 1 camera system in Tasmania, 2018.

We are using Patreon to garner support for the development of iOnTheSky’s second-generation camera and sensor network and mobile phone app. Contributing to the project is fairly straightforward. You will need a PayPal account or a credit/debit card and a free Patreon account.

You can either set up a monthly contribution or make a once-off payment.

To set up a monthly contribution:

  1. Go to the iOnTheSky Patreon page, check out the project description and video, and have a look at the various support levels (tiers).
  2. Click the big orange “Become a Patron” button in the upper-right corner.
  3. Choose which support level suits you. Beware that pricing is shown in USD, not necessarily your local currency. You can use Google’s currency converter to calculate pricing in your own currency (e.g. AUD or NZD). You can also choose to set your own pricing using the custom pledge button.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and enjoy!

To make a once-off payment:

It is possible to do a one-off payment through Patreon, but it’s incredibly complicated and the benefits aren’t worth the hassle. (also, we pay more fees if you go via Patreon…)

Instead, it’s easier to simply go to the Hunter Geophysics PayPal payment website, enter in the amount you wish to pay, enter in “Support for iOnTheSky” in the notes section, and proceed with payment using your PayPal account or credit/debit card. It will take up to three business days for your payment to be processed.


Thank you very much for your contribution to this project.