Philip Plait

Philip Plait

Philip Plait is an astronomer. He received his PhD in astronomy from University of Virginia, and has worked on the Hubble Telescope. On his blog he debunks myths about our galaxy. Plait is the author of Bad Astronomy and Death From the Skies!. An asteroid was named after him in 2008

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Books on the Wonders of The Universe, recommended by Philip Plait

Philip Plait urges us to remember that “science isn’t an encyclopedia of facts to memorise. It’s alive.” The astronomer and author of the acclaimed Bad Astronomy blog discusses books that can’t help but light the fire of interest in all things astronomical. He looks at how we can date the age of the universe, the danger of solar flares, and why Pluto is no longer classed as a planet.

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