Andrew Fraknoi

Andrew Fraknoi

The 2007 Andrew W. Gemant Award is presented to Andrew Fraknoi (of Foothill College in Los Altos, California and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific) for more than thirty years of effectively communicating his deep understanding and passion for physics and astronomy. His extraordinary contributions as a teacher, a public lecturer, co-author/editor of a syndicated astronomy newspaper column, host/producer of a weekly radio show and numerous guest appearances on national radio and TV are a testament to his tremendous breadth. His rare combination of skills has resulted in his being sought nationally and internationally as a spokesperson for physics, astronomy, the history of science and the connection of science to all human activities.