Dr. David Morrison was the Director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe from 2011 to 2014, at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. He is also currently the Director of the NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI) and a senior scientist in Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center. Prior to this position, he served at NASA Ames as Director of Space and as the Chief of the Space Science Division, leading one of the premier science organizations at NASA consisting of space scientists undertaking basic research in astronomy, planetary science, and exobiology. He received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard University in 1969 and has published more than 160 technical papers and a dozen books.
Retired Hewlett-Packard executive, having served 37 years for HP in northern California. While at HP, was General Manager of the Frequency and Time Division (later became the Santa Clara Division). Also served as Engineering Manager of HPs Electronic Instruments Group.
Member, SETI Institute Board of Trustees
Past member, Scientific Advisory Board, Trimble Navigation
Past Board Chairman, SocialTech Organization.
M.S., Stanford University, Engineering (recipient of HP Fellowship) (1949)
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)