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Sky and Telescope
is the premier magazine for people who are serious about amateur astronomy.
It's also really good for those who want to learn more about astronomy
in general. I have been a fan for a long, long time, so it was a thrill to
be asked to write for them.
My friend and editor Dave Tytell approached
me at an astronomy meeting, asking if I'd like to write an article that
would be a guide to gently debunking pseudoscience for amateur astronomers.
I accepted gladly, and the result was "Pox Populi" (I will gloat;
I made up that title and it's one of my favorites), published
May 2004 issue.
I really enjoyed writing the article, and I
also thought the illustrations printed were perfect.
I have other ideas for them as well. Now I just need time to write them up
and pitch them...