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Dr. Lawrence Krumenaker

Writer for Trade Publications, Books, and Specialty Newsletters
Astronomy, Earth and Physical Sciences, Science Education, Cyberspace, Historical Travel

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Dr. Lawrence Krumenaker, by training a professional astronomer and a science educator, is a science, technology and online services journalist, and former science/astronomy teacher and popularizer currently based in Alabama.    Currently he spends his time writing astronomy and education newsletters, and writing books in historical traveling and astronomy.

Recently a life-long interest in history has allowed him to branch out into historical travel books, and had Hermograph publish his 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.  An update for the bicentennial of Lafayette's journey was just published in 2024! A Georgia version, From River to River, is expected in Spring 2024. Dr. Krumenaker makes numerous presentations on his various book titles in the American Southeastern states, and the United Kingdom.

His latest periodicals are two astronomy Substack 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 classrooms of all levels).

Education and Professional Activities

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.

In addition to his pre-semi-retirement from part-time college teaching, 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. 

Dr. Lawrence 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.

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

See below for a complete list of his articles.

Books and Newsletters -- Today

For other book publishers , he wrote and edited The Characteristics and the Life Cycle of Stars, an anthology of current thought. for Rosen Publishing. He also is a co-author of the book Internet at a Glance, 3rd Ed. (1996, Information Today, Inc).

Hermograph Press

Dr. Krumenaker, owner of Hermograph Press LLC, guides the publishing of books and newsletters.

Hermograph's first work was the library reference work Net.Journal Directory,a semi-annual listing of full text journals archived on the Web which went through 13 editions. [A subset for the online service Dialog was written by Jill Hurst as DialogWeb]]

Krumenaker was the publisher and editor of the 2009-2015 quarterly The Classroom Astronomer, (now one of Krumenaker's two Substack newsletters) a practitioner's journal for teachers of astronomy, and formerly the editor of the scholarly publication Journal and Review of Astronomy Education and Outreach (JRAEO)

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 January 2024
Email at Larry k {at ] hermograph dot com .