Syzygy — Chris & Emily are creating podcasts about the Universe
3
patrons
$16
per month
The universe is amazing. It's full of of stuff that boggles the mind: water on Mars, diamonds on distant exoplanets, elusive dark matter, supernovae brighter than an entire galaxy. We can look at the skies through telescopes that show us — with visible light and x-rays and neutrinos and even gravity waves — everything from craters on the moon to quasars on the far edge of space and time.

That's why we created Syzygy, a podcast where Emily Brunsden (actual astronomer at the University of York) and Chris Stewart (lapsed-physicist, not-astronomer, really geeks out on space) chat about the wild and wonderful stories, research and news from the worlds of astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology.

We record these podcasts weekly (more or less), we put in a lot of work to make them sound good — and, curiously for an essentially audio-based medium, we want them to look good as well, using modern podcasting techno-trickery like chapter art. (Ooooh!)

Thing is, it takes time to produce something of quality. As Einstein calculated so many years ago, Time = Money. (Pretty sure it was Einstein. Mental note to check that one.) We'd love to devote more time to Syzygy research and production, which is where you, our wonderful audience, come in.

Points to you for even getting this far: the best way you can support us is by subscribing, telling your friends and family, and leaving a review in your podcast app of choice. And if you'd like to pitch in financially, we'd love you to become a patron. Even a dollar an episode — one buck! — helps to keep the show going. Everyone who supports the show gets a place on our Cosmic Great Wall of Gratitude.

We love making Syzygy, we hope you love listening to it. Whether you support us by becoming a patron, by sharing the show around, by giving us a review, or just by being out there listening and sharing in the wonder of the universe — thanks. You're the best.
Tiers
Asteroidal Level
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Not implying you're a cold lump of rock in space or anything. Seriously — thank you. Supporting the show gets your name on our Cosmic Great Wall Of Gratitude, as well as a note from us personally saying hello and thanks.
Planetary Level
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You've cleared some space and dominated your orbit — well done you! Your name goes on our Cosmic Great Wall Of Gratitude, you get a personal thank-you from us, and the knowledge that the few extra dollars helps us to make Syzygy even better.
Galactic Level
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Whether you've got spiral arms and a central bulge, or you're more the globular type, we're grateful for so much support. Your name goes on our Great Wall of Cosmic Gratitude, we'll send you a note of thanks, and give you a personal shout-out on the podcast.
Galaxy Cluster Level
$10 or more per month 1 patron
At this level of support you're basically like our local group of galaxies, the Local Group, which includes our own Milky Way, the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and a bunch of smaller dwarf galaxies — more than 50 in total! Your name goes on the Cosmic Great Wall of Gratitude, we'll give you a shout-out on the show, and we'll send you personal thanks via actual postcard made of actual atoms.
Supercluster Level
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Not content with a group or a cluster of galaxies, you've gone for a SUPERcluster, hundreds of millions of lightyears across, containing tens of thousands of galaxies. Simply put: you're awesome. You'll be honoured on the Great Wall of Gratitude, we'll give you a shout-out on the show, and we'll send you your very own syzygy podcast t-shirt (make sure you leave us your contact details!).
Goals
3 of 10 patrons
Look, you gotta start somewhere, amirite? If (I mean, when *cough*) we get to ten patrons we'll celebrate with cake on the next podcast. Good cake. Not cheap cake.
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The universe is amazing. It's full of of stuff that boggles the mind: water on Mars, diamonds on distant exoplanets, elusive dark matter, supernovae brighter than an entire galaxy. We can look at the skies through telescopes that show us — with visible light and x-rays and neutrinos and even gravity waves — everything from craters on the moon to quasars on the far edge of space and time.

That's why we created Syzygy, a podcast where Emily Brunsden (actual astronomer at the University of York) and Chris Stewart (lapsed-physicist, not-astronomer, really geeks out on space) chat about the wild and wonderful stories, research and news from the worlds of astronomy, astrophysics & cosmology.

We record these podcasts weekly (more or less), we put in a lot of work to make them sound good — and, curiously for an essentially audio-based medium, we want them to look good as well, using modern podcasting techno-trickery like chapter art. (Ooooh!)

Thing is, it takes time to produce something of quality. As Einstein calculated so many years ago, Time = Money. (Pretty sure it was Einstein. Mental note to check that one.) We'd love to devote more time to Syzygy research and production, which is where you, our wonderful audience, come in.

Points to you for even getting this far: the best way you can support us is by subscribing, telling your friends and family, and leaving a review in your podcast app of choice. And if you'd like to pitch in financially, we'd love you to become a patron. Even a dollar an episode — one buck! — helps to keep the show going. Everyone who supports the show gets a place on our Cosmic Great Wall of Gratitude.

We love making Syzygy, we hope you love listening to it. Whether you support us by becoming a patron, by sharing the show around, by giving us a review, or just by being out there listening and sharing in the wonder of the universe — thanks. You're the best.

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Tiers
Asteroidal Level
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
Not implying you're a cold lump of rock in space or anything. Seriously — thank you. Supporting the show gets your name on our Cosmic Great Wall Of Gratitude, as well as a note from us personally saying hello and thanks.
Planetary Level
$3 or more per month 1 patron
You've cleared some space and dominated your orbit — well done you! Your name goes on our Cosmic Great Wall Of Gratitude, you get a personal thank-you from us, and the knowledge that the few extra dollars helps us to make Syzygy even better.
Galactic Level
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Whether you've got spiral arms and a central bulge, or you're more the globular type, we're grateful for so much support. Your name goes on our Great Wall of Cosmic Gratitude, we'll send you a note of thanks, and give you a personal shout-out on the podcast.
Galaxy Cluster Level
$10 or more per month 1 patron
At this level of support you're basically like our local group of galaxies, the Local Group, which includes our own Milky Way, the Andromeda and Triangulum galaxies, and a bunch of smaller dwarf galaxies — more than 50 in total! Your name goes on the Cosmic Great Wall of Gratitude, we'll give you a shout-out on the show, and we'll send you personal thanks via actual postcard made of actual atoms.
Supercluster Level
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Not content with a group or a cluster of galaxies, you've gone for a SUPERcluster, hundreds of millions of lightyears across, containing tens of thousands of galaxies. Simply put: you're awesome. You'll be honoured on the Great Wall of Gratitude, we'll give you a shout-out on the show, and we'll send you your very own syzygy podcast t-shirt (make sure you leave us your contact details!).