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Andrew Fraknoi

Biography:

In the last few decades, astronomers have found that behind the peacefulappearance of the night sky, there lies a universe of unimaginable violence.Andrew Fraknoi will be talking about some of the most potent examples ofcosmic violence: Potentially Hazardous Asteroids, black holes, and cannibalgalaxies. Andrew Fraknoi chairs the astronomy program at Foothill College.For 14 years, he served as executive director of the Astronomical Society ofthe Pacific, where he also edited their popular magazine and newsletter forteachers. The International Astronomical Union named Asteroid 4859"Asteroid Fraknoi" to recognize his many contributions to popularizingastronomy.

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