The Fromm Institute
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Andrew Fraknoi is Professor of Astronomy at Foothill College and a Senior Educator with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He was the California Professor of the Year in 2007 and appears regularly on local and national radio explaining astronomical topics in everyday language. He is the coauthor of a leading college astronomy textbook, Voyages through the Universe, of several books for teachers (including the new "Solar Science") and wrote a children's book for Disney entitled "Wonderful World of Space." In the 1980's he was scientific editor of two collections of science fiction and science published by Bantam: "The Planets" and "The Universe". He has long had an interest in science fiction and keeps a webpage on SF with good science at: http://www.astrosociety.org/scifi Recently, he has started writing SF and his first story "The Cave in Arsia Mons" has just been published in "Building Red: Mission Mars," an anthology edited by Janet Cannon (Walrus Publ.) He has won the Faraday Award of the National Science Teachers Association (for the communication of science), the Gemant Prize of the American Institute of Physics, and the Education Award of the American Astronomical Society. The International Astronomical Union has named Asteroid 4859 Asteroid Fraknoi in recognition of his work on the public understanding of science, but he hastens to reassure everyone that it is a very boring asteroid in the main belt, and of no danger to the Earth.
Sessions in which Andrew Fraknoi participates
- Black Holes, Space Warps and Time Machines: What the Movie “Interstellar” was Really About San Mateo Marriott - Engage
- 13:00 - 14:30 | 1 hour 30 minutes
- Although black holes have become part of our everyday language, few people really understand the exciting science ideas behind the science fiction....