Recently Awarded: 

Fred Espenak Jr. '76,
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Outstanding Alumnus Award

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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.  He has been to 27 eclipses!  Make sure and check him out on Facebook. 

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 nearly 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.

Fred on Facebook
MrEclipse Website

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

Espenak's NASA Eclipse Home Page contains predictions on thousands of solar and lunar eclipses.


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 insure your safety and comfort. No surprises!
Spears Travel is leading the way in astronomy-related tours and we invite you to take a look at our current list of adventures and some photos from past trips.   You won't want to miss our group astronomy travel!

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