Kenneth Franklin Photo

Kenneth Franklin

Born: Mar 25, 1923

Death: Jun 18, 2007

Birthplace: Alameda

Nationality: United States

Kenneth Franklin

Date of Birth : Mar 25, 1923
Date of Death : Jun 18, 2007
Birth Place : Alameda

Kenneth Linn Franklin was an American astronomer and educator. Franklin was the chief scientist at the Hayden Planetarium from 1956 to 1984 and was co-credited with discovering radio waves originating on Jupiter, the first detection of signals from another planet. He was often a local and national media figure including during Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the moon, when Franklin was an on-camera astronomy expert for NBC.

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