Negative Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax”



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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Poor Astronomy

“Lousy Astronomy is just simple great! Philip Plait clears up each false impression on astronomy and space you under no circumstances understood you experienced from.” –Stephen Maran, Creator of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia

“Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s primary client advocate for top quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, all set for easy access the subsequent time an astrologer phone calls.” –Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, month-to-month columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science

“Philip Plait has supplied us a readable, erudite, useful, helpful, and entertaining book. Lousy Astronomy is Good Science. Incredibly good science…” –James “The Incredible” Randi, President, James Randi Academic Foundation, and creator of An Encyclopedia of Promises, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

“Lousy Astronomy is a pleasurable browse. Plait is beautifully witty and academic as he debunks the myths, legends, and ‘conspiracies that abound in our culture. ‘The Fact Is Out There’ and it can be in this e book. I cherished it!” –Mike Mullane, Room Shuttle astronaut and creator of Do Your Ears Pop in Room?