From the reviews: “Astronomers Anonymous is well worth buying, especially if you are going to be stuck on a transatlantic flight for eight hours! Steve has been writing entertaining stuff for decades and my first conscious recollection of a highly memorable Ringwood piece … . For me, it was hard to put the book down, and even the most stone-faced reader should find something to amuse them.” (Martin Mobberley, Astronomy Now, November, 2010) “Steve Ringwood’s book is very entertaining and informative, and very unusual. … Each request is given first, followed by a sharp and witty reply. These are followed by a serious, informative answer, again with wit and humour. Illustrations and drawings appear regularly. … Another very good book from Springer, to be relished.” (Richard Bailey, Popular Astronomy, January-February, 2011)
From the Back Cover
In this entertaining parody of letters to a typical “lonely hearts” columnist, real-life expert and long-time astronomy columnist Steve Ringwood presents a sweeping overview of common questions and problems practical and amateur astronomers face, compiled from Ringwood's own experiences in the world of astronomy. His screamingly funny comments will keep you laughing out loud throughout, so be careful of reading this book in public! Written especially for troubled astronomers, but also accessible to anyone with an interest in space or astronomy, readers will easily recognize the difficulties they face and enjoy the humor being directed at them and their science.