Bad Astronomy: Myths & Misconceptions
Were the Apollo visits to the moon actually a hoax? Have aliens landed on Earth? Can you tell your future by the stars? Prepare to debunk and tackle pseudoscience head-on with Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions.
Based on the popular book and website of the same name, Bad Astronomy offers good mix of the serious and the silly to teach about the cosmos. Join the "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait as he stars in and narrates this critical look at popular myths and misconceptions to show audiences how science can be used to evaluate questionable claims. From the Detroit Science Center and Cranbrook Institute of Science.
Broad topics include misconceptions about science topics are prevelent; some information is designed deliberately to mislead, other information is for entertainment only; conspiracy theories; source of zodiacal constellations and horoscopes.
grades 5 - 12, adults
Read Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog at Slate.com
Check out his books "Bad Astronomy" and "Death from the Skies!: These are the Ways the World Will End . . ."