Sunday, February 8, 2009

Looking for Moon images

Ladies and Gentlemen,

If you happen to have a telescope and are fond of photographing the moon, I need your help! is undergoing a redesign and I need a truly stunning picture of the moon (full or near full) to be the center piece of the site.

We currently have a Public Domain NASA image being used on our site/as part of our logo, but it is nowhere near the resolution and contrast possible with modern amateur astronomy equipment. Please contact me if you have suitable images and would be willing to let us use one of them.

Pass it on


A bit about us:

The Moon Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational and scientific organization formed to further the creation of communities on the Moon involving large-scale industrialization and private enterprise. We consist of about 150 engineers, scientists and advocates from a variety of professions. Our chapters work to raise awareness about space issues and developments as well as sponsor activities for young people (such as rocket derbies and space-agriculture experiments) which increase interest in space, science, and engineering.

We're operating on volunteer labor and shoestring budgets. I can't pay you, and you would need to grant rights to The Moon Society to use the photo freely on the website and possibly as part of our logo if its accepted. All I have to offer in return is our eternal thanks and a special thanks/attribution within the new website. Use as a general society logo is not guaranteed but may take place in the future.

Update: 02/08/09

A suitable image has been located and a final version of the website concept has been decided on. Use will go ahead pending prototyping and final approval. Thanks go to many including Tony Rogers, Bryce Johnson, Michail Laine, Alex Bonnici, and Leonard Mercer. If I didn't list you (and I know there are several of you) please accept my thanks. I've only been awake for about ten minutes after a hard night of coding, and my caffeine injectors are still warming up. :D