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Phil Plait

Philip Plait, Ph.D., is a renowned astronomer with more than two decades of professional research and education experience. He has written articles for such magazines as Astronomy and Sky and Telescope, as well as national and international newspapers. He has appeared on national television news and documentaries many times, including the Sci-Fi Channel's Countdown to Doomsday and National Geographic's Is It Real? His Web site, Bad Astronomy, has won numerous awards, such as Best Science Blog of 2007, and is read by millions of people every year.

Name Dropping: Want to Be a Star?

Skeptical Inquirer Volume 30.5, September / October 2006

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Name Dropping: Want to Be a Star?

If you think that a star can be named after you, and that once one is, it’s all official, think again.

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