Type of site
|News and articles|
|Created by||Fraser Cain|
|Alexa rank||18,181 (October 2016[update])|
|Launched||March 23, 1999|
Universe Today (UT) is a moderately popular North American based non-commercial space and astronomy news site. Although the domain was registered on December 31, 1998, it was founded in March 1999, the current form of the Universe Today website began on 24 July 2003, to mainly discuss astronomy news and space-related issues.
By early September 2005, the forum section merged with Bad Astronomy as a combined site with the BAUT forum. During April 2011, the Association of British Science Writers noted that Universe Today decided not to make preparations for reporting on embargoed stories until they are public knowledge.
Universe Today has published two books, which are available both as e-books and on physical media:
- Plotner, Tammy; Barbour, Jeff (2006). What's Up 2006: 365 Days of Skywatching (PDF). ISBN 978-1-4116-8287-0.
- Plotner, Tammy (2006). What's Up 2007: 365 Days of Skywatching. ISBN 978-0-9782214-0-9.
- Slate: Happy Anniversary, Universe Today! March 23, 2009.
- "Universetoday.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-10-21.
- "UniverseToday.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-08-02.
- Ian O'Neil (23 March 2009). "Happy 10th Birthday Universe Today!". AstroEngine. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
- Spain, Aisling (17 April 2011). "Embargo system is broken, says Universe Today, and leaves the game". Association of British Science Writers. Archived from the original on 30 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-20.
- Cain, Fraser. "We’re Done With Embargoes". Universe Today. Retrieved 2013-01-23.
- Emily Lakdawalla (11 August 2011). "The Role of Press Releases in Space News Coverage". The Planetary Society. Retrieved 2011-08-20.