This may become a series. In the last episode, we saw my first book, Bad Astronomy, at the VLA in New Mexico. Where else has it been? Well...
I have known for some time that the book was a runaway international sensation. Of course, I live in a fantasy world where all people think critically and creationists don't exist. Still, I do know the book sold well in some other countries, including Australia.
I was Down Under a few years back to give some talks and tour the fantastic countryside there. I visited "The Dish", the ginormous Parkes radio telescope, for example, and gave my "Moon Hoax Hoax" there. There were two guys there who actually manned the Dish during the Apollo 11 mission! So the talk went over pretty well. I love Australians.
A while back, the International Planetarium Association had their meeting there, and some of the attendees were friends of mine. They made it to Parkes as well... and what did they find in the visitor
center centre bookshelf?
That's my old friend Carolyn from Loch Ness Productions in front of the venerable dish with some excellent reading material. But she wasn't alone...
That's another friend, Todd Slisher, who works at the New Detroit Science Center. He also has excellent taste. For what it's worth, I have no evidence that isn't the same copy of the book. For that matter, I doubt they even bought those copies. I'm pretty sure they each already had a copy.
So, do you own a copy of the book? Take a picture of yourself holding it in some fun location, send it to me, and I'll post it here. But hurry! In a year the second book will be out and I'll forget all about the first one.