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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The Mystical Northern Lights Dec 14, 2017

Week of December 17-23, 2017 Stand just once beneath the shimmering curtains of the northern lights — the aurora borealis — and you will never forget the experience. They are, without question, the most hauntingly beautiful and unearthly... Read More

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Here Come the Geminids! Dec 07, 2017

Week of December 10-16, 2017 Ask beginning stargazers which is the most spectacular meteor shower of the year and I'm sure most will cite the Perseid shower of mid August. Is it really the best, or is their answer the result of some other factors or... Read More

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What's Your Sign? Nov 30, 2017

Week of December 3-9, 2017 Anyone frequenting singles bars back in the 1970s or '80s has surely heard the question "What's your sign?" And while most of us can recite the answer quickly, the truth is that few people know what it actually means. It'... Read More