Phil Plait

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Birthday
30, 1964
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

Known for his work in the field of astronomy and for his blogs and public speeches advocating scientific skepticism, he also penned such popular science books as Death from the Skies and Bad Astronomy.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Michigan and subsequently earning his doctorate in astronomy from the University of Virginia, he worked for NASA on both the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) and Hubble Space Telescope projects.

Trivia

He established the Badastronomy.com website and blog to debunk astronomy-related pseudoscience.

Family Life

A native of Washington, D.C., he later settled in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife Marcella and his daughter.

Associated With

In 2008 and 2009, he was President of the James Randi Educational Foundation.