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 Great Celestial Hunter Jan 17, 2019

Week of Jan. 20-26, 2019 One of my favorite constellations in all the heavens has made its grand return to our evening sky, much as Robert Frost described in the opening lines of his famous poem "The Star-Splitter": "Orion always comes up sideways./ ... Read More

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Watch the Total Lunar Eclipse! Jan 10, 2019

Week of Jan. 13-19, 2019 If you've got plans for Sunday evening, Jan. 20, break 'em! Or, better yet, change them, since you'll definitely want to be outdoors watching the dramatic total lunar eclipse that night. Not only will this feature a full moo... Read More

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Finding the 'Dinky Dipper' Jan 03, 2019

Week of Jan. 6-12, 2019 Pay close attention to your everyday world and you'll soon realize that we're surrounded by astronomical words. Go to the cinema and you may see a film by Orion Pictures, or stay home and watch a video on your Quasar TV. So mu... Read More