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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Make Friends with Vega May 16, 2019

Week of May 19-25, 2019 Over my 40-year-plus career, I've read a lot of astronomy books. You may be surprised to learn that one of my favorites isn't technically a book about astronomy but rather the inspirational and romantic autobiography of the la... Read More

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Our Changing Big Dipper May 09, 2019

Week of May 12-18, 2019 Like you, I've lived and worked on this planet for many years and, in that time, I've learned a valuable lesson: Whatever is temporary is permanent, and whatever is permanent is temporary. This applies everywhere — build... Read More

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La Superba After Dark May 02, 2019

Week of May 5-11, 2019 Beginning stargazers are often disappointed because they cannot see the glorious colors that appear in celestial photographs taken by massive telescopes. Experienced sky watchers know that this is because the human eye's color ... Read More