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Dr. Larry Krumenaker
Editor/Publisher, The Classroom Astronomer
Writer for Trade
Books, and Specialty Newsletters
Astronomy, Earth and
Krumenaker, by training a
professional astronomer and educator,
is a science, technology and online services journalist and
science/astronomy teacher and popularizer in Marietta, GA.
Between June 2010 and March 2011 he was a Visiting Scholar at Seoul
National University in Korea. Dr.
Krumenaker is the publisher
and editor of the new quarterly practitioner's magazine The Classroom Astronomer,
a practitioner's journal for teachers of astronomy. The first
issue was Fall 2009 and it is currently at Issue 7 and still running.
The publication and a free sample issue can be found at the
As a writer to
the trade, Dr.
Krumenaker has written for Germany's Die
Allegemeine Sonntagzeitung, and
Moscow's science newspaper Poisk.
He has in the past written for Sky
other science magazines as well as computer
and library trade journals including Internet
Krumenaker has also been the
staff writer for Rutgers University's Wireless
Information Network Laboratory's Packets
newsletter. Biographies of astronauts were contributed by him to
Encyclopedia 1997 CDROM and
animation scripts and captions for Byron
Preiss Multimedia's Timetables
of Technology CDROM (view avi's here!).
In the book area, for Rosen Publishing, he wrote and edited The
Characteristics and the Life Cycle of Stars,
an anthology of current thought. Krumenaker
edited and published 13 editions of Net.Journal
Directory, a semi-annual listing
of full text journals archived
on the Web. He also is a co-author of the book Internet
a Glance, 3rd Ed. (1996,
Information Today, Inc).
Krumenaker earned astronomy
degrees at Case
Western Reserve University and a
planetarium education degree from
Michigan State University's Abrams
Planetarium. He earned his doctorate at the University
of Georgia in Science
Education with a dissertation entitled The
Status and Makeup of the U.S. High School Astronomy Course in
of No Child Left Behind..
General summaries and some more specific sections on resources high
school astronomy teachers use for content and professional development
and how to create a high school astronomy course, and how to maintain
one when threatened by NCLB and its state-related friendscan be found
at http://www.hermograph.com/highschool/highschoolastronomy.htm .
Larry Krumenaker is a member of
the National Science Teachers Assn., American Association of Physics
Teachers, American Astronomical Society and Astronomical Society of the
Pacific, and the National Association of Science
Writers (NASW) and was cybrarian/sysop for NASW's online services on
web site from 1994 to 1996. He
is now the webmaster for the
International Science Writers Association.
Previously published articles
known to be online on publishers' websites
More PDFs, links and DOC copies of
articles can be found through the "articles" link below.
- 2011 Mississippi State Astronomy Teacher
Workshops. Funded by
Grant, at Rainwater Observatory, French Camp, MS. Presented multiple
over 1.33 days. January 2011
- 2011 Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. Presented
master classes and workshops to area teachers and pre-service students
teaching astronomy, misconceptions, and a colloquium on my Korean
- 2010 Gyeonggi Province
Teachers Astronomy Workshop and Retreat.
Suwon, Korea, December.
Let’s Bomb The Moon workshop and StarGazing sessions
- 2010 Korea
Association of Science Education, Chengju, Korea. Let’s Bomb The Moon! An inquiry workshop
for teachers on crater making, lunar crater identification,and
crater parameters. August.
- 2010 Georgia Science
Teachers Association, Savannah,
Earth, Finding Mars; and Let’s Bomb
The Moon! February.
Southeastern Planetarium Association (SEPA), Nashville,
Speaker) Russian and American High School Astronomies: A Visit to
Russia and Its Only School Planetarium. Also, How Astronomy
Got Pluto'd by NCLB and Why It Just Won't Go Away. June 2009
National Science Teachers Association, Boston, MA.
High School Astronomy Courses: What Teachers Say Creates or Maintains
One. March 2008.
Georgia Science Teachers Association, Athens, GA
Presentations: The Status and Makeup of High School Astronomy Classes
in the US and Georgia, and H.S. Astronomy Teachers Roundtable.
Presented February 2008
American Astronomical Society, Austin, TX.
The Makeup of the Modern US High School Astronomy Course - 25 Years
After Sadler's Study. January 2008.
American Association of Physics Teachers, Baltimore, MD
The Ultimate High School (2000+) Astronomy Teachers Resource List and
High School Astronomy Courses-Sadler's 1983 Study Updated for NCLB
(Poster). January 2008.
Georgia Science Teachers Association, Athens, GA.
Workshops presented: Eye Spy: Spectroscopy-More Than Just Looking At
Gas Tubes, and What Do Ping Pong Balls Have to Say About the Nature of
Science and the History of the Solar System?
Southeastern Association of Science Teacher Educators, Macon, GA.
The Hermeneutics of Hogwarts, or, Using Harry Potter as a Training
Simulation for Ethnographic and Curricular Studies for New Science
World Science Forum, Budapest, Hungary.
The Narrative in Science Journalism and Its Value in Public
Understanding of Science.
- In the 1990's, I also gave a
variety of talks at information broker and library science conferences.
I am no longer in that field.
Last Updated April 2011