Katie Mack @AstroKatie (a.k.a. Dr Katherine J Mack) astrophysicist/cosmologist, occasional freelance science writer, connoisseur of cosmic catastrophes Jun. 30, 2019 1 min read

DISAMBIGUATION:
🔮 ASTROLOGY is the notion that the positions of stars and planets can somehow influence your personality and daily life
🔭 ASTRONOMY is the scientific discipline that tells us why they can't

Honestly I don't blame people for getting these things confused, since astrologers have shops and websites and hotlines and newspaper columns all over the place and astronomers are mostly quietly working in their offices just discovering the mysteries of the Universe and all that

Teen Vogue should pay me to write a weekly column about astrophysics, is what I’m saying

In the meantime, you can read some of my columns for Cosmos Magazine here  https://cosmosmagazine.com/contributors/katie-mack 


You can follow @AstroKatie.



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