Following on from some of the recent reviews of my experiences with the International Star Registry here and here. Since then I have found that even Wikipedia lists the ISR as having been called on their charlatanry. Wikipedia even comments
“The ISR threatened Perkins Observatory at Ohio Wesleyan University with legal action when assistant director Robert Martino put up a website criticizing star-naming companies, despite it being factually correct. Even after Martino removed any direct reference to ISR, he was warned that he should not talk about star-naming at all. Eventually Martino was forced to host his criticisms privately and on newsgroups.”
My boys and I did a little video today regarding a little investigative journalism just for fun. Of course we are simply quoting data we are finding online, not declaring that what we find online is factual. Just as ISR create black spots on a map to show the presence of stars that may not, in fact, exist (at least that’s what the maps show!)
We made two movies…one of them is the outtakes..
The Investigative Journalism Movie