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Meta Research, Inc. is a scientific non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation run by a 7-member
board of directors. It was founded in 1991 in response to the
broad problem of getting support to do research on promising but unpopular
alternative ideas in astronomy that have trouble getting funded from the
usual sources. The organization supports and encourages research or observations
in connection with astronomical theories that are in accord with
observations and experiment, add insight or understanding, and make
testable predictions; but that are not otherwise supported solely because they
lie outside of the mainstream of the field of Astronomy.
Meta Research is supported by individual memberships, donations, expeditions,
and sale of publications. Our quarterly Meta Research Bulletin is separate
from Membership. The electronic edition is open access, with Members receiving a
notice of publication and a brief summary. The print edition is $24/year (U.S. &
Canada) or $29/yr (all other countries).
Eclipse Edge Expeditions (a
subsidiary of Meta Research) offers excursions to exotic locations to view rare
astronomical phenomena such as solar eclipses and meteor storms. Our eclipse
expeditions go to near the edge of the path of totality, where the view is
Meta Research is registered with GuideStar,
a company which tracks non-profit organizations and accepts anonymous donations
on their behalf.
The name "Meta" (pronounced with a short "e") comes from the dictionary
meaning of that prefix: "later or more highly organized or specialized form
of; more comprehensive; transcending; used with the name of a discipline to
designate a new but related discipline designed to deal critically with the
Membership and other contributions to Meta
Research are tax deductible
in the United States.
How to Contact Us:
The Director of Research at Meta Research is engineer and physicist Larry Burford.