Dr. Rick Fienberg

Rick Fienberg, PhD, is the American Astronomical Society’s Press Officer and Education & Outreach Coordinator. He previously spent 22 years at Sky & Telescope magazine, the last eight as Editor in Chief. He’s a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the International Astronomical Union has named asteroid 9983 Rickfienberg in his honor. Before joining S&T, Rick earned his BA in physics at Rice University and his MA and PhD in astronomy at Harvard University. He has done research on the aurora borealis, planetary nebulas, active galaxies, and the center of the Milky Way. An inveterate traveler and eclipse-chaser, he has visited all seven continents and the North and South Poles. Eclipse 2016 will be his 12th voyage to totality.

Upcoming Trips:

Total Solar Eclipse of 2016: Darwin to Kota Kinabalu, March 4-15, 2016

Client Testimonials:


He did an excellent of job of presenting, particularly given the very mixed levels of understanding among the audience. Myra M., Ashland, OR
Total Solar Eclipse in the South Pacific
Rick made learning about the eclipse fun as well as informative. Cheryl I., Alhambra, CA
Total Solar Eclipse in the South Pacific