Fraser Cain is creating Universe Today and the Guide to Space
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patrons

Universe Today is reporting and education about space and astronomy.  

Universe Today has been reporting space and astronomy news since 1999, and thanks to your help, we're just getting started. 

Back when I started the website, the mainstream media did a terrible job covering space and astronomy news, reducing content to the lowest common denominator.

Since we started, we have published more than 20,000 articles, recorded hundreds of podcasts and videos. 
We have always covered our costs through advertising, but now there's a better way: membership. Instead of writing articles to appeal to the needs of advertisers, we can create educational material and news for you, the super space fan directly.
If you're willing to join us. You'll be directly contributing to the creation of space and astronomy content. We can afford more in-depth interviews, longer videos, and higher production values across everything we do.

It's handled all here, through Patreon.

Remove all Ads from Universe Today
Once you become a patron at any level, we'll remove all the advertising from Universe Today for you. The site will load faster and you won't see any distracting advertisements. Just you and the space news.

And if we get enough patrons, we'll remove all advertising, for everyone, forever.

Join the Inner Circle, See Additional Content
We're constantly adding new behind-the-scenes content to our patrons, like extended interviews, blooper reels, and production updates. You'll get all our videos a few days early, just so you can be guaranteed to be first in the comments on YouTube.

Join the Inner-Inner Circle, Join our Discord Server
Like to chat with other space fans? As soon as you join our Patreon, you'll be automatically signed up with our Discord Server. This is one of the best ways to talk directly with me.

Serious About Space?
If you're like us, you are. Click the button below and become a Patron of Universe Today 

FAQ:
I already donated to Universe Today! All current UT members are now patrons, which gets the ads removed from Universe Today. If you came on then, your one-time donation still gives you a lifetime of ad-free enjoyment of Universe Today.

If you want to up your participation to a higher tier and reap additional benefits... you can do that too.
Tiers
Cosmologically Constant
$3 or more per month
You’ve joined the inner circle of Universe Today, and become part of the elite group of space-nerds who directly support the research, writing, podcasting, and videoifying of the Universe. And thanks to you, we can strip away the ads from Universe Today so you can appreciate clean, pure space news. You’ll also see behind the scenes, bloopers, extra footage, raw interviews, and everything we just haven’t released to the public yet.


Rewards:

  • No ads on Universe Today
  • See additional content that nobody else gets access to, like bloopers, interviews and behind the scenes.
  • Join the inner circle discussions on Patreon and our Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
"Globe"-ular Cluster
$5 or more per month
Wow, wow! Thanks for your huge contribution. You’re essentially covering the costs of two articles a year on Universe Today. With your support, we can attend more events, and cover more news. We can shoot more video, and you can feel secure in the knowledge that you're making it happen.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus...


Additional Rewards:

  • Fraser will thank you personally somewhere randomly in the middle of an upcoming video
  • I've been known to send out surprise swag. Put in your mailing address if you want to be a part of that.
Includes Discord rewards
Milkdromeda
$10 or more per month
You’re seriously supporting the writing of news, the recording of podcasts, and the shooting of videos. A year’s worth of your support covers about a week of our server hosting. Awesome.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus...


Additional Rewards:

  • Your name will appear at the end of every video.
  • Fraser will follow you on the social media of your choosing.
Includes Discord rewards
My God, It's Full Of Stars
$20 or more per month
Are you serious? THANK YOU! You have no idea how much your support means to me and the team. You are directly contributing to the creation of mountains of content on Universe Today.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus, you'll be safe in the knowledge that you're making a huge difference.

Includes Discord rewards
All That Is, Or Was, Or Will Ever Be
$50 or more per month
This is an outrageous amount of support, and I'm deeply grateful. The fact that you care this much about space and astronomy is pretty inspiring.
Includes Discord rewards
Goals
13% complete
With this level of support, we can run the site without any advertising at all. And honestly, we would love to transition away from an ad supported model to a direct member model. Not only will the site be ad-free for you, but it'll be clean of ads for EVERYONE. 

With this level of support, we could shoot videos, write articles, record podcasts, using only the contributions from our members.

The site would load faster, children researching their school projects wouldn't have to see any ads, and people could win their bar-bets, ad free.

It would be a beautiful thing, and you'd be happy in the knowledge that you made it happen.
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Universe Today is reporting and education about space and astronomy.  

Universe Today has been reporting space and astronomy news since 1999, and thanks to your help, we're just getting started. 

Back when I started the website, the mainstream media did a terrible job covering space and astronomy news, reducing content to the lowest common denominator.

Since we started, we have published more than 20,000 articles, recorded hundreds of podcasts and videos. 
We have always covered our costs through advertising, but now there's a better way: membership. Instead of writing articles to appeal to the needs of advertisers, we can create educational material and news for you, the super space fan directly.
If you're willing to join us. You'll be directly contributing to the creation of space and astronomy content. We can afford more in-depth interviews, longer videos, and higher production values across everything we do.

It's handled all here, through Patreon.

Remove all Ads from Universe Today
Once you become a patron at any level, we'll remove all the advertising from Universe Today for you. The site will load faster and you won't see any distracting advertisements. Just you and the space news.

And if we get enough patrons, we'll remove all advertising, for everyone, forever.

Join the Inner Circle, See Additional Content
We're constantly adding new behind-the-scenes content to our patrons, like extended interviews, blooper reels, and production updates. You'll get all our videos a few days early, just so you can be guaranteed to be first in the comments on YouTube.

Join the Inner-Inner Circle, Join our Discord Server
Like to chat with other space fans? As soon as you join our Patreon, you'll be automatically signed up with our Discord Server. This is one of the best ways to talk directly with me.

Serious About Space?
If you're like us, you are. Click the button below and become a Patron of Universe Today 

FAQ:
I already donated to Universe Today! All current UT members are now patrons, which gets the ads removed from Universe Today. If you came on then, your one-time donation still gives you a lifetime of ad-free enjoyment of Universe Today.

If you want to up your participation to a higher tier and reap additional benefits... you can do that too.

Recent posts by Fraser Cain

Tiers
Cosmologically Constant
$3 or more per month
You’ve joined the inner circle of Universe Today, and become part of the elite group of space-nerds who directly support the research, writing, podcasting, and videoifying of the Universe. And thanks to you, we can strip away the ads from Universe Today so you can appreciate clean, pure space news. You’ll also see behind the scenes, bloopers, extra footage, raw interviews, and everything we just haven’t released to the public yet.


Rewards:

  • No ads on Universe Today
  • See additional content that nobody else gets access to, like bloopers, interviews and behind the scenes.
  • Join the inner circle discussions on Patreon and our Discord Server
Includes Discord rewards
"Globe"-ular Cluster
$5 or more per month
Wow, wow! Thanks for your huge contribution. You’re essentially covering the costs of two articles a year on Universe Today. With your support, we can attend more events, and cover more news. We can shoot more video, and you can feel secure in the knowledge that you're making it happen.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus...


Additional Rewards:

  • Fraser will thank you personally somewhere randomly in the middle of an upcoming video
  • I've been known to send out surprise swag. Put in your mailing address if you want to be a part of that.
Includes Discord rewards
Milkdromeda
$10 or more per month
You’re seriously supporting the writing of news, the recording of podcasts, and the shooting of videos. A year’s worth of your support covers about a week of our server hosting. Awesome.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus...


Additional Rewards:

  • Your name will appear at the end of every video.
  • Fraser will follow you on the social media of your choosing.
Includes Discord rewards
My God, It's Full Of Stars
$20 or more per month
Are you serious? THANK YOU! You have no idea how much your support means to me and the team. You are directly contributing to the creation of mountains of content on Universe Today.


You'll get all the previous rewards, plus, you'll be safe in the knowledge that you're making a huge difference.

Includes Discord rewards
All That Is, Or Was, Or Will Ever Be
$50 or more per month
This is an outrageous amount of support, and I'm deeply grateful. The fact that you care this much about space and astronomy is pretty inspiring.
Includes Discord rewards