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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Queen Berenice's Hair Apr 18, 2019

Week of April 21-27, 2019 Modern astronomers recognize 88 constellations in the heavens. These cover the entire sky — from pole to pole — and represent animals, objects and even people of mythological origin. Occasionally, however, we co... Read More

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Does the Moon Rotate or Doesn't It? Apr 11, 2019

Week of April 14-20, 2019 Another month has passed, and another full moon shines in our sky this week. This one occurs on Friday, April 19, when we'll see our nearest cosmic neighbor rise in the eastern sky shortly after sunset. The full moon of Apr... Read More

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Watching Earth-Orbiting Satellites Apr 04, 2019

Week of April 7-13, 2019 One of my favorite springtime activities is to watch satellites pass across the early evening sky. I'm sure you've seen them, too: It's hard to miss them with so many orbiting our planet these days. So, how does one know whe... Read More