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    Does anyone know anything about this book? The description on Amazon indicates this is humorous, and I was wondering if there were real insights and hints in with the humor. The author description says he is British and maybe some of the gentlefolk on the forum residing on that glorious isle could at least shed some light about the author that is not pblisher hype.

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    Hi AstroDumDum

    As the author, I can assure you that mixed in with the hilarity there is a wealth of fascinating information. Some of this is technical, much more is historical (from ancient Greece to the present day) - relating some wildly funny yet true stories seeing light for the first time. The fictional problem letters that the book contains are (fairly) exaggerated examples of real amateur astronomer behaviour and my 'agony uncle' replies reflect the sometimes farcical nature of our calling. Each problem item is followed by real-life examples - some not too far removed from the fictional items! Part spoof, part fact, ALL FUNNY. Please give it a try and enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Springwood View Post
    Hi AstroDumDum

    As the author, I can assure you that mixed in with the hilarity there is a wealth of fascinating information. Some of this is technical, much more is historical (from ancient Greece to the present day) - relating some wildly funny yet true stories seeing light for the first time. The fictional problem letters that the book contains are (fairly) exaggerated examples of real amateur astronomer behaviour and my 'agony uncle' replies reflect the sometimes farcical nature of our calling. Each problem item is followed by real-life examples - some not too far removed from the fictional items! Part spoof, part fact, ALL FUNNY. Please give it a try and enjoy.
    Thank you very much for your response. Most of my nights here in the Pacific Nortwest of the USA have been with considerable clouds. So I am currently reading more and observing less.

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    Mr. Ringwood,
    As author of an astronomy humor e-book (Your Galaxy Needs You), I'd love to get a quote, paragraph or more from your book to add. my e-mail is cristina-della-rosa@gci.net. I'm hoping people show up for the Astronomy Day celebration I organized in Juneau, Alaska.


    As the author, I can assure you that mixed in with the hilarity there is a wealth of fascinating information. Some of this is technical, much more is historical (from ancient Greece to the present day) - relating some wildly funny yet true stories seeing light for the first time. The fictional problem letters that the book contains are (fairly) exaggerated examples of real amateur astronomer behavior and my 'agony uncle' replies reflect the sometimes farcical nature of our calling. Each problem item is followed by real-life examples - some not too far removed from the fictional items! Part spoof, part fact, ALL FUNNY. Please give it a try and enjoy.[/QUOTE]

 

 

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