I can’t remember exactly were I heard about this book. The book is Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait. Phil has a blog also called Bad Astronomy. The book discussed two topics which I was interested in. First was it explained many astronomical topics in detail to give the real science like why the sky is blue and how tides are created. The second topic was about debunking bad astronomy like the moon landings and UFOs. The book is an excellent read full of wit and technical understanding. It might be a little heavy on the technical end but it is accurate. I need to read it again to really let the concepts sink in so I can explain them to other.
I highly recommend this book.