View Full Version : I am quoted in USA Today (Jan. 22, 2004)

The Bad Astronomer
2004-Jan-22, 06:55 PM
I have a brief quotation on page 2D of USA Today for January 22, 2004 about Mars conspiracy theories. Dan Vergano (the same reporter who gave me the heads-up about the Fox Moon hoax show years ago) interviewed me briefly at the American Astronomical Society meeting about this. Here's what it says:

Much of the excitement over Spirit seems derived from NASA having a success, especially after the British Beagle 2 Mars lander disappeared during Christmas, says astronomer Phil Plait of Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. But many people who contact his badastronomy.com Web site, which is dedicated to correcting public misconceptions about astronomy, have genuine science questions about Mars.

"People do get that it's another planet, and that's intrinsically fascinating," he says.

The whole article is online too (http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-01-21-opportunity_x.htm).


2004-Jan-22, 06:57 PM
Your fans are way ahead of you (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=10668). Actually that thread can be moved as well.

2004-Jan-22, 07:36 PM
Nice. 8)

You might wanta polish up your space suit in case Jay Leno comes calling. :)

2004-Jan-22, 10:43 PM
He already did (http://www.badastronomy.com/info/whois.html) :D

2004-Jan-22, 10:47 PM
He already did (http://www.badastronomy.com/info/whois.html) :D

Yes. That was the suit I was refering to. :)

Such a nice Martian red, too. 8) :lol: