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Dr. Larry Krumenaker

Writer for Trade Publications, Books, and Specialty Newsletters
Astronomy, Earth and Physical Sciences, Science Education, Cyberspace
Dr. Larry Krumenaker, by training a professional astronomer and a science educator, is a science, technology and online services journalist, and science/astronomy teacher and popularizer currently based in Alabama.  Between June 2010 and March 2011 he was a Visiting Scholar at Seoul National University in Korea.  In 2012 he was guest instructor in science journalism at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).  In 2015, Dr. Krumenaker was Journalist in Residence at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies in Germany, and also an instructor/moderator at the Erice International School of Science Journalism conference in Italy.  After residing in the Cologne, Germany area, where he was a full time Guest Instructor at the University of Cologne in the Department of Physics and its Didactics, he returned to the States in April 2017.  Currently Krumenaker resides in Alabama.
As a writer to the trade, Dr. Krumenaker has written for Germany's Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allegemeine Sonntagzeitung, Moscow's science newspaper Poisk, and Mexico's Como Ves.  He has written for Sky and Telescope, Science, Discovery Channel Online and other science magazines as well as computer and library trade journals including Internet World, The Searcher and Online Access

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 Microsoft's Encarta Encyclopedia 1997 CDROM and animation scripts and captions for Byron Preiss Multimedia's Timetables of Technology CDROM (view avi's here!).
Dr. 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 the Era of No Child Left Behind.

Larry Krumenaker was a 25-year member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and was cybrarian/sysop for NASW's online services on CompuServe and web site from 1994 to 1996. Between 1999 and 2014, he was the webmaster for the International Science Writers Association. Krumenaker was President of ISWA in 2017 and 2018.

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 at a Glance, 3rd Ed. (1996, Information Today, Inc).

Recently he branched out into history and had Hermograph publish the book Walking the Line, Rediscovering and Touring the Civil War Defenses on Modern Atlanta's Landscape, (2014). In 2017 he finished a second history book (fifth overall), the Colonia Tour Guide, in English, walking trails of Roman ruins and relics in Cologne, Germany. In December 2019 his book Nine Days Traveling" on Lafayette's travels through Alabama, as it happened in 1825 and how the trail looks today, was published. 

His latest publications are two astronomy newsletters, The Galactic Times (astronomy news, sky events and astronomy in everyday life) and The Classroom Astronomer (like its ancestor, on astronomy education in the classroom of all levels).
WTL Cover
[Characteristics and Life cycles of Stars]

Dr. Krumenaker, owner of Hermograph Press LLC, was the publisher and editor of the 2009-2015 quarterly The Classroom Astronomer, a practitioner's journal for teachers of astronomy, and formerly the editor of the also-ceased scholarly publication Journal and Review of Astronomy Education and Outreach (JRAEO)

Dr. Krumenaker is the Host of the astronomy news podcast The Galactic Times.

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.

Conference/Colloquia/Paper Presentations
 Larry Krumenaker's articles list
Academic, General Science and Information Science publications (with some PDF and WORD versions to download!)
Hermograph Press and the To Teach The Stars Network
Site features links to astronomy information and articles, discussion of the real zodiac, The Classroom Astronomer magazine website, and more.

Last Updated May 2021
Larry Krumenaker