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For more than three decades, Dennis Mammana has delivered the wonder and mystery of the cosmos to stargazers the world over.

   

Mammana received his B.A. in physics & astronomy from Otterbein  College, a small liberal-arts school  in Westerville, Ohio, and his M.S. in astronomy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1974, out of 55 candidates, he was awarded a coveted one-year internship at the world-famous Strasenburgh Planetarium in Rochester, New York .

    

Mammana has held planetarium positions at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air & Space Museum, the University of Arizona, and San Diego's Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and now works as an astronomy author, 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 "Stargazer"―the only nationally-syndicated (U.S.) weekly newspaper column on astronomy. 

 

As a noted and accomplished sky photographer, his stunning imagery captures the motion, majesty and mystery of the cosmos.  He is an invited member of TWANan international team of the world's most highly-acclaimed sky photographers.

Since the mid-1980s, Mammana has served as an astronomical lecturer and technical advisor on many public comet-, meteor shower-, aurora- and eclipse-observing expeditions on six continents.  

 

A dynamic public speaker, Mammana has entertained and informed thousands at resorts, on cruise ships, and as an after-dinner speaker, and has become a frequently invited guest on both radio and television.