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Fred Espenak

About Fred Espenak

Retired NASA Astronomer and Eclipse Expert

Biography

Fred Espenak is a retired NASA astronomer and the agency's leading expert on eclipses.  Known as "Mr. Eclipse", he has written dozens of books on eclipses, generated predictions and maps for over 10,000 solar eclipses, and created three websites devoted to eclipses. Espenak has participated in 29 total solar eclipse expeditions that have taken him all over the world. His photographs have been published in numerous magazines and appeared on the USPS postage stamp commemorating the 2017 eclipse across the USA. He and his wife, Pat were aboard Quark's epic trip to Antarctica's last total solar eclipse in 2003, where he was a consultant and lecturer.

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Fred also runs these three eclipse related websites: