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Andrew Fraknoi

Andrew Fraknoi


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Skills & Interests


  • Fraknoi, A. & Schatz, D.. (2017). When the Sun Goes Dark. National Science Teachers Association.
  • Fraknoi, A., Morrison, D. & Wolff, S.. (2016). Astronomy. OpenStax.
  • Fraknoi, A.. (2016). Supernova Rhythm in Science Fiction by Scientists. Springer Verlag.

Honors & Awards

  • 2007 Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics (12/2007)
    Given each year to a physicist for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to physics and culture and physics education.
  • 2007 California Professor of the Year (10/2007)
    Awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for Higher Education



  • Chair, Astronomy Department (09/1992 – Current) Foothill College
  • Co-editor (01/2001 – Current) Astronomy Education Review
  • Executive Director (07/1978 – 07/1992) Astronomical Society of the Pacific