Ethan Siegel

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You might be small, but there are more of you out there than anyone knows.
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  • Patrons receive an (opt out) exclusive monthly email newsletter with highlights of the best of Starts With A Bang, with a special monthly thank-you message for supporting us.

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About Ethan Siegel

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!
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We will introduce a live monthly Q&A/hangout/online interactive experience with Ethan, viewable to all supporters, with special priority interaction seats given to Nebula-level supporters ($10/mo.) and up.
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