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Magnetic Field Observatory
$840 raised
9% of $9k goal
18 contributors
2 Years running
Hi There! My name is Michael and I am attempting to raise funds to build an observatory, one that monitors the very important magnetic field of earth, our only home. With these instruments we will be able to hear what we cannot see. Data to be on-line.

My name is Michael and I am an avid space and space weather enthusiast. I've grown over the years to love science and have a thirst for knowledge that I just can't quench. 

I believe it is time, as a grass roots community of people who are sincerely interested in the overall well being of thier one and only home, planet earth, to become more proactive in monitoring important aspects of earth that are absolutely critical to everyone and every living and non-living creature here on the planet. 

Instead of always being told through a few main web venues about the condition and/or current state of the Earth's magnetic shields, I want to build a small, humble facilty (out-building,monitors,antennas) to monitor our earth shields, including the Ionosphere using an instrument console I may be able to obtain from Stanford University that will read the data,  and the antenna I am perfectly capable of constructing myself, a large very efficient one, that will detect the data and any SID's or "Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances".

I can build most of the components for this project, some I will have to outsource. Depending on the complexity of the magnetic field monitoring console, I may need to outsource that as well to ensure our data is indeed accurate. The price for that alone is $5600. The out-building should easily be under $2000, however it will need power and I will need to contract a certified electrician to run a grounded 110 power supply from the house main to the observatory. I may also need a server and possibly a unique internet ID for this observatory equipment as I want it available for everyone to see at anytime, 24 hours a day. I also would like to install a webcam inside the observatory that too wil be online perpetually. I may also need to hire a programmer to assist me in the configuration of consoles. The environment must be sanitary of any man-made interference and the building must be free of any ferromagnetic constuction  parts.

Its all in the early infancy stages and could cost less, maybe more but doubtful. I am very grateful for your time and consideration towards this project and making it a reality.

Kind Regards,


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