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Moon and Back® is a free, informational resource with astronomy and gadget news, reviews and information particularly designed to help kids and beginners learn more about astronomy and fun and interesting gadgets of all kinds. All of our reviews and recommendations are based on unbiased research by our team of experts.

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Our Editorial Review Process

We buy all the products we test. Our experts run each product through a similar testing process, comparing them side-by-side to determine their results. Our recommendations are always merit-based, and never influenced by money or manufacturers.

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We uphold ethical standards in journalism, as demonstrated by our official membership with Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ). As members, we abide by their four principles that form foundation of ethical journalism:

  1. Seek Truth and Report It: Ethical journalism should be accurate and fair. Journalists should be honest and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information.
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Our Experts

Astronomy Experts

Richard J. Bartlett

Born in England, Richard Bartlett has had a passion for astronomy since the age of six. Besides being featured in Sky & Telescope magazine and previously having his own monthly column in Astronomy magazine, he’s written and published a number of books (US Amazon and UK Amazon) including several for Orion Telescopes. Now residing in southern California, Richard never misses an opportunity to stare at the stars.

Flavio Salvati

Flavio Salvati astronomy expert and author

Flavio Salvati studies Physics at the University of Cambridge. He has written a book on astronomy, titled “Fundamentals of Astronomy: A guide for Olympiads.” During the summer holidays, Flavio has had the opportunity of working in the Quantum Matter group, in Cambridge, at the MagLab, in Florida, and the Max Planck Institute, in Germany. When he is not busy studying physics or astronomy, Flavio can be found playing Beethoven’s sonatas, fencing, or piloting a glider Schleicher K 21 above the fields of Cambridgeshire.