Dana Backman

Dana Backman Dana Backman is director of SOFIA’s Outreach programs. An infrared astronomer, his research interests include formation of planetary systems, nearby stars with planetary debris disks, and the evolution of our solar system, especially the Kuiper Belt. He also teaches introductory astronomy and other science courses at Santa Clara University and in Stanford University’s Continuing Studies Program. He is co-author of three introductory astronomy textbooks with Mike Seeds of Franklin & Marshall College.