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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Seeing a Stellar Nursery Feb 15, 2018

Week of Feb. 18-24, 2018 We are made of star stuff. How many times over the years have we read or heard this phrase but never stopped long enough to consider its true significance? Well, let's do so now. When the universe we know came into being s... Read More

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A Stellar Romance ... Well, Sort Of Feb 08, 2018

Week of Feb. 11-17, 2018 This week we observe St. Valentine's day, a time for celebrating the universal emotion of love. And nowhere is love more represented at this time of year than in the starry heavens. Ask any stargazer about this and most will... Read More

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How Far South Can You See? Feb 01, 2018

Week of Feb. 4-10, 2018 Believe it or not, there remain quite a few people who still believe we live on a flat Earth. How they've managed to escape exposure to the scientific advances of the past two millennia I'll never know. Perhaps they think that... Read More