Astronomers Anonymous

Getting Help with the Puzzles and Pitfalls of Practical Astronomy

  • Steve Ringwood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Steve Ringwood
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  3. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 6-31
  4. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 32-82
  5. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 84-107
  6. Steve Ringwood
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  7. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 138-163
  8. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 164-185
  9. Steve Ringwood
    Pages 186-215
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 217-222

About this book


In this entertaining parody of letters to a typical “lonely hearts” columnist, real-life expert and long-time astronomy columnist Steve Ringwood presents a sweeping overview of common questions and problems practical and amateur astronomers face, compiled from Ringwood's own experiences in the world of astronomy. His screamingly funny comments will keep you laughing out loud throughout, so be careful of reading this book in public! Written especially for troubled astronomers, but also accessible to anyone with an interest in space or astronomy, readers will easily recognize the difficulties they face and enjoy the humor being directed at them and their science.


Amateur astronomical problems Astronomical anecdotes Astronomy and entertainment Astronomy and humor Frequently asked questions on astronomy Most asked astronomy questions Physics and humor astronomy

Authors and affiliations

  • Steve Ringwood
    • 1
  1. 1.EppingUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5816-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5817-4
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