Ethan Siegel

is creating Science Stories

199

patrons

$1,202

per month

Support Ethan Siegel and Starts With A Bang!

In 2008, I started Starts With A Bang to bring the story of the Universe -- at the cutting-edge frontiers of scientific knowledge -- to the world, in a form accessible to everyone. Since then, I've managed to expand it to include:
  • at least five original stories each week, 
  • regular contributions from professional scientists edited by me,
  • and occasional special projects such as videoradio and television appearances.
But I'd like to not only continue to produce all that we do (and pay our contributors), ad-free, I'd like to create even more, and give my Patrons a chance to interact with me and get extra, bonus content! This will include:
  • opportunities to interact with me and each other through the forums here,
  • the creation of exclusive content for Patrons like newsletters, hangouts, and interactive Q&As,
  • the funding to create physical artifacts like books and posters,
  • the ability to unlock (and get early access to) the creation of podcasts, videos, 
  • and ideally, as a long-term goal, the development of an educational television series.
There are plenty of other incentives and rewards available to supporters. Regardless of what you donate, you'll be supporting the creation of free-to-access educational content on the cosmic story uniting us all!
Tiers
Planet Supporter
$1 or more per month

You might be small, but there are more of you out there than anyone knows. Immediate full access to articles, ad-free here on Patreon and in your inbox, so that you can take them with you anywhere you go! Patrons receive an exclusive monthly email newsletter with highlights of the best of Starts With A Bang, with a special monthly thank-you message for supporting us.

Giant Planet Supporter
$2 or more per month

Know that you're twice as valuable and able to hold onto a hydrogen/helium gas envelope, unlike those rocky lightweights! All previous rewards plus full access to the Patreon activity forums. You will get to view everything on that channel — including previews of what's upcoming — and interact with all Patreon supporters who fund us at this level and above.

Star Supporter
$3 or more per month

You're a star, literally! All earlier rewards, plus the ability to submit links to any posts you write on Medium, where they will be read and (if we like it) recommended by Ethan and Starts With A Bang, with the best posts getting Tweets from me promoting them!

Supernova supporter
$5 or more per month

You're the enabler of life in the Universe! All earlier rewards, plus voting privileges on what the next podcast/video/hangout/special article topic/project-for-development (when available) will be, plus your name credited in either text or audio at the end of podcasts/videos. In addition, you'll get priority selection in choosing and suggesting writing prompts for Starts With A Bang articles.

Nebula supporter
$10 or more per month

You're the location where everything that was born originated! All earlier rewards, plus your submissions get first consideration for Ask Ethan columns. In addition, when podcasts are unlocked you get priority opportunity for your questions and suggestions to be featured on our podcast, plus priority in terms of any scientist guests you suggest I should have on.

Galaxy supporter
$20 or more per month

Our Universe wouldn't be the same if it weren't for you! All earlier rewards, plus Ethan friends/follows you on the social networks (facebook, twitter, tumblr, google+) of your choice, and gives you a shout-out (and a #FF if you like) on Twitter. Furthermore, you'll receive an autographed, annual Halloween photo of Ethan in his new costume every year!

Universe supporter
$50 or more per month only 20 left

You really can have it all! All earlier rewards, plus you get to make an incredible difference: the classroom of your choice will receive a 1-hour interactive live Skype/Hangout session with me, where I'll answer any and all questions about the Universe that they have. Give the tremendous gift of bringing the Universe to the school of your choice!

Multiverse supporter
$100 or more per month only 6 left

Go beyond all the known limits, and encompass all that's possible! All earlier rewards, plus you get your choice of science-related topic, product, activity, location or business to be the subject of one of our articles annually. You'll also receive the first copies, automatically, of any new materials that are ever created by me, shipped anywhere in the world, for as long as you're a supporter. (Shipping to astronauts is... still extra.)

Goals
$1,202 of $1,250 per month
Once this reward is unlocked, all supporters at all levels will be entered into a weighted lottery (greater $$$ = greater chances to win), where one unlocked item (book, poster, etc.) will be given away completely free anywhere in the world. (No ISS shipping; sorry.)
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Support Ethan Siegel and Starts With A Bang!

In 2008, I started Starts With A Bang to bring the story of the Universe -- at the cutting-edge frontiers of scientific knowledge -- to the world, in a form accessible to everyone. Since then, I've managed to expand it to include:
  • at least five original stories each week, 
  • regular contributions from professional scientists edited by me,
  • and occasional special projects such as videoradio and television appearances.
But I'd like to not only continue to produce all that we do (and pay our contributors), ad-free, I'd like to create even more, and give my Patrons a chance to interact with me and get extra, bonus content! This will include:
  • opportunities to interact with me and each other through the forums here,
  • the creation of exclusive content for Patrons like newsletters, hangouts, and interactive Q&As,
  • the funding to create physical artifacts like books and posters,
  • the ability to unlock (and get early access to) the creation of podcasts, videos, 
  • and ideally, as a long-term goal, the development of an educational television series.
There are plenty of other incentives and rewards available to supporters. Regardless of what you donate, you'll be supporting the creation of free-to-access educational content on the cosmic story uniting us all!

Recent posts by Ethan Siegel

Tiers
Planet Supporter
$1 or more per month

You might be small, but there are more of you out there than anyone knows. Immediate full access to articles, ad-free here on Patreon and in your inbox, so that you can take them with you anywhere you go! Patrons receive an exclusive monthly email newsletter with highlights of the best of Starts With A Bang, with a special monthly thank-you message for supporting us.

Giant Planet Supporter
$2 or more per month

Know that you're twice as valuable and able to hold onto a hydrogen/helium gas envelope, unlike those rocky lightweights! All previous rewards plus full access to the Patreon activity forums. You will get to view everything on that channel — including previews of what's upcoming — and interact with all Patreon supporters who fund us at this level and above.

Star Supporter
$3 or more per month

You're a star, literally! All earlier rewards, plus the ability to submit links to any posts you write on Medium, where they will be read and (if we like it) recommended by Ethan and Starts With A Bang, with the best posts getting Tweets from me promoting them!

Supernova supporter
$5 or more per month

You're the enabler of life in the Universe! All earlier rewards, plus voting privileges on what the next podcast/video/hangout/special article topic/project-for-development (when available) will be, plus your name credited in either text or audio at the end of podcasts/videos. In addition, you'll get priority selection in choosing and suggesting writing prompts for Starts With A Bang articles.

Nebula supporter
$10 or more per month

You're the location where everything that was born originated! All earlier rewards, plus your submissions get first consideration for Ask Ethan columns. In addition, when podcasts are unlocked you get priority opportunity for your questions and suggestions to be featured on our podcast, plus priority in terms of any scientist guests you suggest I should have on.

Galaxy supporter
$20 or more per month

Our Universe wouldn't be the same if it weren't for you! All earlier rewards, plus Ethan friends/follows you on the social networks (facebook, twitter, tumblr, google+) of your choice, and gives you a shout-out (and a #FF if you like) on Twitter. Furthermore, you'll receive an autographed, annual Halloween photo of Ethan in his new costume every year!

Universe supporter
$50 or more per month only 20 left

You really can have it all! All earlier rewards, plus you get to make an incredible difference: the classroom of your choice will receive a 1-hour interactive live Skype/Hangout session with me, where I'll answer any and all questions about the Universe that they have. Give the tremendous gift of bringing the Universe to the school of your choice!

Multiverse supporter
$100 or more per month only 6 left

Go beyond all the known limits, and encompass all that's possible! All earlier rewards, plus you get your choice of science-related topic, product, activity, location or business to be the subject of one of our articles annually. You'll also receive the first copies, automatically, of any new materials that are ever created by me, shipped anywhere in the world, for as long as you're a supporter. (Shipping to astronauts is... still extra.)