Andrew Fraknoi

The Sky Event of the Decade: The “All-American" Eclipse of the Sun

Andrew Fraknoi

Talk: The Sky Event of the Decade: The “All-American" Eclipse of the Sun

Andrew Fraknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill college and former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He joins us to talk about the most exciting astronomical event of the decade: the total solar eclipse of 2017. In addition to being the lead author on the new open-source electronic textbook Astronomy, published by OpenStax, he is the co-author of a new children’s book about eclipses, When the Sun Goes Dark (2017, NSTA Kids.) He serves on the 2017 Eclipse Task Force of the American Astronomical Society, and has been training teachers and librarians to act as guides for the public as the August eclipse approaches.

Andrew Fraknoi

Andrew Fraknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College, and the former Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. In addition to being the lead author on the new open-source electronic textbook Astronomy, published by OpenStax, he is the co-author of a new children’s book about eclipses, When the Sun Goes Dark.