We Would Like to Recognize & Congratulate 


The Recently Awarded: 
Fred Espenak Jr.

1976, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Outstanding Alumnus Award

- Check out Video -


Fred has some great publications for future eclipses, including Maps and more!
Check out his WEBSITE.


Fred Espenak

"Mr. Eclipse" Himself


Fred Espenak is a retired astrophysicist from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Where he used state-of-the-art infrared spectrometers to probe the atmospheres of the planets.

This work frequently took him to the world's highest observatories atop the Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea.

In 1991, he was a co-investigator of an atmospheric experiment flow on Space Shuttle Discovery. 

Fred himself has been to more than 27 eclipses! 

Espenak is perhaps best known for his work on eclipses.

His two books, Fifty Year Canon of Solar Eclipses: 1986 - 2035 and Fifty Year Canon of Lunar Eclipses: 1986 - 2035

have become popular references on the subject.

Espenak also publishes special NASA bulletins which provide detailed solar eclipse predictions and maps.

He recently co-authored Totality Eclipses of the Sun with Mark Littmann and Ken Willcox.

Espenak's interest in eclipses was first sparked after witnessing the total solar eclipse of March 1970.

Since then, he has participated in over twenty eclipse expeditions around the world and has made predictions on thousands of eclipses.

His astronomical photographs have appeared in both national and international publications,

and he has lectured extensively to the general public on science, eclipses, and photography.

Make sure and check out his Facebook page and website linked below. 

Fred on Facebook
MrEclipse Website

 Espenak's personal web site is devoted exclusively to solar and lunar eclipse photography.

Espenak's NASA Eclipse Home Page contains predictions on thousands of solar and lunar eclipses, check it out below.


With over 30 years of astronomical tour experience, Spears Travel has become one of the premier astronomy and eclipse trip providers.

Great care is taken with every aspect of the tour to ensure your safety and comfort. 
Spears Travel is leading the way in astronomy-related tours, we invite you to check out our current list of adventures and some photos from our past trips -

(you can find them under the ASTRONOMY & GROUP tab at the top of the page).  


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