Guest Speaker: E.C. Krupp
Dr. E.C. Krupp is an astronomer and Director of Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, where he began his career in 1970 as a part-time planetarium lecturer while attending graduate school in astronomy at U.C.L.A. and studying the properties of rich clusters of galaxies as a student of Professor George Abell. Dr. Krupp conceived and led the $93-million restoration, renovation, and expansion of Griffith Observatory completed in 2006.
As the author of hundreds of articles, dozens of research papers, and six books, he is recognized internationally for his work on astronomy and culture and has visited, studied, photographed, and documented nearly 2200 ancient, historic, and prehistoric sites throughout the world. His awards include the Astronomical Society of the Pacific(ASP)’s 1989 Klumpke-Roberts Award for outstanding contributions to public understanding and appreciation of astronomy, and he is a former ASP Board member.
He has led or supported 16 total solar eclipse expeditions and four annular eclipse efforts, and next year he will lead a Griffith Observatory Foundation tour to México for ancient monuments and the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.