Prof. Andrew Fraknoi

Astronomy Professor
University of San Francisco Fromm Institute
Participates in 4 items
Andrew Fraknoi recently retired as the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, and now teaches astronomy and physics courses for seniors at the University of San Francisco Fromm Institute and San Francisco State OLLI Program. He served as the Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 14 years and still assists the Society with educational programs. Fraknoi appears regularly on local and national radio, explaining astronomical developments in everyday language, and was the California Professor of the Year in 2007. He is the lead author on Astronomy, a free, open-source college textbook published by the non-profit OpenStax project at Rice University. He has written two children’s books and two activity guides for teachers on astronomical topics. The International Astronomical Union has named Asteroid 4859 Asteroid Fraknoi to honor his contributions to the public understanding of science.

In science fiction, two of his stories have been published, one in Science Fiction by Scientists, edited by Mike Brotherton (Springer) and one in Building Red: Mission Mars, edited by Janet Cannon (Walrus.) In the 1980's, he was the scientific editor of The Universe and The Planets, collections of science and science fiction edited by B. Preiss and published by Bantam. For more, see: www.fraknoi.com  (Some of his books will be for sale at the Silicon Valley Authors table.)

Sessions in which Prof. Andrew Fraknoi participates

Friday August 17, 2018

12:00 PM
12:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM

Saturday August 18, 2018

12:00 PM
12:00 PM

Sunday August 19, 2018

12:00 PM