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Paper: A Resource Guide for Debunking Astronomical Pseudo-Science
Volume: 400, Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-on Symposium
Page: 525
Authors: Fraknoi, A.
Abstract: Many of us who do public programs for the International Year of Astronomy are likely to meet people who have questions or want to challenge us about pseudo-scientific topics related to astronomy. Perhaps they have heard about the claim that the moon landings were a hoax, or have seen a light in the sky which puzzled them. Even those of us who have extensive training in astronomy often are not prepared for tackling such questions. To deal with such situations, here is a concise guide to printed and web resources that offer rational examination of some of these “fiction science” claims.

This is not a complete list, but a “first defense” for beginners. A fuller version can be found at: pseudobib.html

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