Speaking of naming stars…

By Phil Plait | February 16, 2007 1:41 pm

… I appear to have been looking in the wrong direction.

What was I thinking, looking up?

Tip o’ the dew shield to Paolo Amoroso and the Star Generator.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: About this blog, Astronomy, Humor

Comments (10)

  1. Lunatik

    Shows your power for good astronomy.

    They do listen to you.

    Possible science adv. role in future flims????

    Xtra bux and credits…lol


  2. Daniel

    I must have missed that one when I was down there last week. I guess I got too excited when I stumbled across Tony Danza and Big Birds stars.

  3. I’m looking for a generator that does Crop Circle messages. Any help?

  4. Speaking of awards, I think you’ve earned at least two science blogger merit badges. Wear with pride!

  5. Gee, and with the ISR ‘star’, you can look almost any direction!



  6. EVelyn Plait

    A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame….I am soooo proud. Now you have a star named for you Up and Down. [ Tongue lodged in cheek]


  7. Troy

    I have a bad habit of reading comments before I’ve exhausted all the links in the introduction section. Anyway my B.S. detector was going off when I saw that and later confirmed when I saw anyone can make a star. Pretty cool!

  8. keiths

    Well, I already knew that astronomers were rich, so I guess you might as well be famous also.

    Average income figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics website:

    Astronomers $101,360
    Physicists $ 91,480
    Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers $ 79,990
    Biochemists and Biophysicists $ 75,320
    Materials Scientists $ 74,350
    Psychologists $ 74,250
    Atmospheric and Space Scientists $ 73,020
    Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists $ 69,140
    Hydrologists $ 67,260
    Life Scientists, All Other $ 64,570
    Biological Scientists, All Other $ 63,670
    Chemists $ 63,470
    Microbiologists $ 63,360
    Sociologists $ 61,700
    Soil and Plant Scientists $ 58,040
    Environmental Scientists and Specialists $ 57,470
    Food Scientists and Technologists $ 56,840
    Epidemiologists $ 56,340
    Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists $ 55,280
    Conservation Scientists $ 54,640
    Foresters $ 51,030
    Anthropologists and Archeologists $ 50,060
    Animal Scientists $ 47,600

  9. Ausrick

    a Computer Information Scientist makes $94,030 according to their website… if they are a researcher (actual scientist), If they are like me, and work in a “Verbally-Abuse-a-Technologist-Who’s-Smarter-Than-You” field, it drops to $43,380… Dang still below national average, maybe it’s because I live in Indiana ūüėõ

  10. DiskoVilante

    Ahahhaha, that’s such bad photoshopping. The perspective of the letters doesn’t match the perspective of the sidewalk.


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