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I will always have a soft spot in my heart (or is that in my head?) for
I read the magazine when I was but a mildly impish astronomer, and it
did a lot to inspire me to become what I am today. When I wanted to start
writing, they were naturally the first place I turned. They published
my article about Bad Astronomy in the movies in their April 1998 issue,
and a career in writing was born. It was my first paid piece, and the
editor hacked the heck out of it. When I wrote my book, I wanted to include
the original article as the last chapter, and the folks at Astronomy agreed.
You can read the article they way I wanted it to be there.
I wrote a few articles for the magazine over the years, but haven't written
anything in the past couple of years. A lot of the things I wrote were
archived on their web site, but for some reason they have taken a lot of
older articles down. That's too bad; I really liked some of them! At some
point I'll check my old contracts to see if I can post the articles here.
Until then, mosey on over to the magazine
Night Sky to see my more recent offerings.