Sponsors are individuals, institutions or businesses which make financial or material contributions to Time in Cosmology(TiC). TiC is funded solely by contributions and grants.  TiC is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit tax exempt organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

Contributions and grants are made to support TiC related areas:

  • TiC General Operations
  • TiC Speaker Series
  • TiC Educational Outreach – Taking Up Space
  • TiC Endowment

Contributions can be made online using: PayPal, or can be made payable and mailed to Time in Cosmology, PO Box 41692, Tucson, Arizona, 85717.
Sponsors will be acknowledged by name and category annually on the Time in Cosmology web site (unless anonymity is requested). Contributors will be recognized in six categories:

  • Cosmic Sponsor – $10,000 and above
  • Super Nova Sponsor – $5,000 to $9,999
  • Quasar Sponsor – $1000.00 to $4999.00
  • Galaxy Sponsor – $500.00 to $999.00
  • Nebula Sponsor – $100.00 to $499.00
  • Stellar Sponsor – Under $100

Sponsors are encouraged to make personal contact with for further information. To view a list of sponsors, please visit our Current Sponsors page.

Sponsorship Information

TiC actively seeks grants and sponsors to support and extend the scope of its activities. If you would like further information regarding TiC policies relating to sponsors or the use of funds please contact us by e-mail at sastpc@gmail.com, or you may donate directly online via: PayPal


Granters are individuals, institutions, or businesses which make grants available to TiC in response to grant proposals generated by TiC.

2017 Acknowledged Sponsors

Super Nova Sponsor – $5,000 to $9,999

Anthony Pitucco

Quasar Sponsor – $1000.00 to $4999.00

Tucson Federal Credit Union

Robert “Hoot” Gibson

Galaxy Sponsor – $500.00 to $999.00

Mark Pestana

Nebula Sponsor – $100.00 to $499.00

Tom McCool

Space Hipsters

Stellar Sponsor – Under $100

Francis French

James Rutherford

Angela Joyce Keady

Sparks Family

Lois Honeycut


2016 Acknowledged Sponsors

Super Nova Sponsor – $5000.00 to $9,999

Anthony Pitucco

Quasar Sponsor – $1000.00 to $4999.00

William Tifft

Tucson Federal Credit Union

Galaxy Sponsor – $500.00 to $999.00

Maria Salido

Nebula Sponsor – $100.00 to $499.00

International Association for Astronomical Arts

Eric Sophiea and Christine Bradley

Stellar Sponsor – Under $100

Vincent Archer

Acknowledged Support

Bruce Bayly

Dolly Spalding

University of Arizona Philosophy Department

Michael Gill

Geoffrey Notkin

Simon Krieger

Tucson-Chapter of the International Association of Astronomical Artists

Brushfire BBQ Co.

Kyle Rine

Richard Healey

Stuart Hameroff

Kip Perkins

Doug DiScenza