About Dennis Mammana

Dennis Mammana

Dennis Mammana

For more than three decades, Dennis Mammana has shared the wonder and mystery of the cosmos with audiences around the world. With a B.A. in physics from Otterbein College and an M.S. in astronomy from Vanderbilt University, Mammana has held positions at the Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum, the University of Arizona, and San Diego's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. He now works as an astronomy writer, lecturer and photographer from under the clear dark skies of Southern California's Anza-Borrego Desert. Mammana is the author of six books on astronomy, hundreds of popular magazine and encyclopedia articles and, since 1992, has written "Stargazers," the only nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column on astronomy.

As an accomplished night-sky photographer, his stunning images have appeared in a variety of media and international exhibitions, and can be enjoyed at his website, www.dennismammana.com. He is an invited member of TWAN — The World At Night — an international team of the world's most highly acclaimed sky photographers.

A dynamic public speaker, Mammana has entertained and informed audiences on six continents at resorts, on cruise ships and as an after-dinner speaker, and leads public tours to view and photograph such celestial displays as the aurora borealis and total solar eclipses. He makes frequent appearances on both radio and television.

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Photographing the Solar Eclipse Aug 10, 2017

Week of August 13-19, 2017 Unless you've been visiting another planet, you've surely heard about the upcoming solar eclipse. On Aug. 21, North American sky watchers will enjoy a partial solar eclipse, and those fortunate enough to be in just the rig... Read More

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Safely Viewing the Solar Eclipse Aug 03, 2017

Week of August 6-12, 2017 It's been quite a while since we in North America have enjoyed an eclipse of the sun — partial or otherwise. But one will occur on Aug. 21, and you won't want to miss it. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon in its o... Read More

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Totality! Jul 27, 2017

Week of July 30-August 5, 2017 I often ask those in my audiences whether they've ever experienced a total solar eclipse. Some say yes, some say no. And some reply with "I think I did once." Trust me, folks — if you think you did, you didn't. ... Read More