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

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By Philip Plait

Synopsis: Bad Astronomy: Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing “Hoax” is a non-fiction book by the American astronomer Phil Plait, also known as “the Bad Astronomer”. The book was published in 2002 and deals with various misunderstandings about space and astronomy, such as sounds being audible in space (a misconception because in the vacuum of space, sound has no medium in which to propagate). – From Wikipedia

Published: March 2002 | ISBN-13: 978-0471409762

Author’s Blog/Homepage: http://www.badastronomy.com
Author’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/badastronomer

I’m a space nut, so I find most things Phil Plait writes to be wonderful! This is a skeptical look at common astronomy myths and inaccuracies, as well as conspiracy theories and general space knowledge. Everyone’s wondered, at some point, why the sky is blue. One of the best explanations is in Bad Astronomy, as well as a superb point-by-point refutation of the moon-landing hoax. – From Ed Brown’s 10 Great Books on Skepticism n Stuff

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