Astronomy, Astronaut & Alien Humor

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Astronomy Humor

Andrew Fraknoi has a display of astronomy humor bumper stickers on his Facebook page.

I have a gallery of Astronomy Cake photos on Flickr.

Click here for astronomy humor images you can purchase.

Astronomy and Car Names by Paul A. Heckert

SETI Screensaver joke

Years ago, when a small, previously unseen galaxy was discovered relatively near our Milky Way,

it was nicknamed "Snickers" because, compared to our galaxy, it was just a peanut.

~ Dennis Schatz ( 

Source:    Astronomy in the Marketplace (1987) Used with permission.

There are several books for high school and college students by The Standard Deviants. They use humor and whimsical graphics to educate.

IRelevant Astronomy

Astronomy isn't relevant, its irrelevant on according to NASA. See Wikipedia article on this video podcast series produced by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
T-shirt available from Neatoshop - design by Chris Murphy.
Astronomy is looking up! bumper sticker
Astronomy is looking up! bumper sticker by coastalyogagirl
Check out more Astronomy Bumper Stickers at Zazzle

Astronomy Antics

I've written two Astronomy, Astronaut and Alien Humor e-books.
Click here to learn more.
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by Prairie Kittin (Flickr ID:  Prairiekitten)
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Harry Potter

Strange But True

The Astronomy Cafe website  was created in 1995 by NASA

Astronomer Dr. Sten Odenwald.

The website's slogan is:  "A web site for the astronomically disadvantaged." It has an 'Ask the Astronomer' section with answers to over 2000 questions.

Some of the most ridiculous astronomy questions asked on Yahoo.

Deep Astronomy Humor

Sign used by Marie Drake Planetarium when we participated in July 4th Parade.

Astronomy Jokes

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

Friction can be a drag sometimes

Inertia makes the world go round.

Going the speed of light is bad for your age

Gravity isn't easy, but it's the law.

How far can you see on a clear day?                
93 million miles — from here to the Sun.

What do human faces have in common with the moon ? 
They are both not symmetrical.

What is the difference between the 2008 and 2012 Obama presidential campaign?    

In 2008 he promised the voters the full moon and in 2012 he is promising a quarter moon.    

What kind of government would restore democracy in the solar system?

A plutocracy.

What did Lady McBeth say when she was on Jupiter?
"Out damned spot".

What planet is found on a table?
Mercury - it is part of the scientific table.

What did the Martian order at the bar?

What did the Martian drink at breakfast?
Green tea. 


1. What has a dark side and a light side, and holds the universe together?
2. What are all around and made invisible by sunlight?
3. What lives above a star, but does not burn and has 11 friends that do not turn?
4. The higher it climbs the hotter it gets! What is it?
5. Where is a place where yesterday always follows today?
6. What did the astronaut say when asked his opinion of the asteroids?
7. What holds up the moon?
8. You feed it, it lives, you give it something to drink, it dies. What is it?
9. It passes before the sun and makes no shadow.
10. What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end, the end of every place.

Astronomical Answers:
1) Duct Tape
2) Stars
3) The number 7 on a touch-tone phone.
4) Mercury.
5) The Dictionary.
6) "No Comet!"
7) Moonbeams.
8) Fire.
9) Wind.
10) The letter E.

Source: website

The Galaxy Song

One of several video versions. Click here to read the lyrics on website.

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