image of Phil Plait near the Space Shuttle Dr. Phil Plait, aka "The Bad Astronomer"
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Book Reviews

Dr. Plait's first book, Bad Astronomy, sold very well for a science trade, with over 20,000 copies moved. The reviews were very positive (the only negative review was, unsurprisingly, from a UFO fanatic). Some of these reviews are linked below (PDF).

The review by astronomer and author Bob Berman for Astronomy magazine

The review by astronomer and author Sten Odenwwald in Mercury magazine

A letter by astronomer, author, and director of the NYC Hayden Planetarium, Neil Tyson

A review in the book catalog for the National Science Teachers Association, the professional organization representing 55,000 science teachers

The review from Publishers Weekly

A review of the Bad Astronomy website in Science magazine

The review in Science News magazine

The review in Skeptic magazine

The review in SkyNews, a Canadian astronomy magazine