In order for the Ask an Astronomer team to answer your questions, you must provide a functional email address. This address is used for the sole purpose of responding to your question via email. Neither your email address nor any other personal information (such as your first or last name) will ever be distributed to anyone other than the members of the Curious Team (unless required by law), and then only for the sole purpose of answering your question.
Unless you specify that the answer to your question may not be posted on our site, we reserve the right to do so, but will not post any personal information. We also reserve the right to reword your question to clarify it or to correct spelling and grammatical errors. We do try, however, to leave the questions we receive in their original form.
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us at: curious[at]astro[dot]cornell[dot]edu