Andrew Fraknoi


Andrew Fraknoi (born August 24, 1948) is an astronomy professor at Foothill College and the 2007 California Professor of the Year awarded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Andrew Fraknoi


  • … one of the most detrimental (and least discussed) effects of the crisis in science education in the world today is that we are creating a population increasingly unable to think skeptically about a wide range of issues.
    • in Science Education and the Crisis of Gullibility, in an edition by Eric Chaisson, Tae-Chang Kim (1999). The thirteenth labor. CRC Press. p. 71. ISBN 9057005387. 
  • I believe that an understanding of our place in the wider universe and the methods of science are part of the birthright of everyone living on our planet.

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