Andrew Fraknoi
Trustee

Andrew Fraknoi is the Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. Fraknoi was the Carnegie Endowment for Higher Education's 2007 California Professor of the Year. He was the founding co-editor of the journal "Astronomy Education Review," is lead author of the "Voyages Through the Universe" college textbooks series, and was Executive Director of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for 14 years.

  • Chair, Astronomy Department, Foothill College (1992 - present)
  • Selected 2007 California Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Endowment for Higher Education
  • Founder and co-editor, Astronomy Education Review (2001 - 2010)
  • Lead author, Voyages Through the Universe, college textbook series from Brooks-Cole (1997 - present)
  • Member, SETI Institute Board of Trustees (Vice-Chair 2010-2012)
  • Executive Director, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1978 - 1992)
  • Adjunct Professor of Astronomy & Physics, San Francisco State University (1980 - 1991)
  • Founding Editor, The Universe in the Classroom newsletter on teaching astronomy (1984 - 1991)
  • Winner, Annenberg Foundation Prize for Astronomy Education, American Astronomical Society (1994)
  • Asteroid 4859 named Asteroid Fraknoi (1992) by the International Astronomical Union
  • Fellow, California Academy of Sciences (2003 on)
  • Winner, Klumpke-Roberts Prize of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for astronomy popularization (1994)
  • Winner, Gemant Prize, American Institute of Physics (2007)
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (2011)