Dennis Anderson has been the Director of the Wagner College Planetarium in Staten Island, New York since 1990. As an adjunct assistant professor of astronomy, he teaches laboratory classes pertaining to our solar system. He has been an amateur astronomer for 34 years.
From 1985 to 2003, Dennis was Chairman of the Staten Island Chapter of the Amateur Astronomy Association of New York City. In that capacity, he conducted public lectures and astronomical observing sessions in city, state, and federal parks. As an astronomy consultant, he has appeared on Saturday TODAY in New York, CBS Evening News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Channel 11 News, WCBS News Radio 88, and in the Staten Island Advance newspaper.
In 1963, Dennis read "The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects" by USAF Captain Edward J. Ruppelt. This started what has become a 45-year quest for answers to the UFO mystery.
Having trained and worked as a criminal investigator in the 1970's, he is known for the objectivity, logic, and reasoning skills he applies to every case. Dennis has an extensive library of UFO materials from which to gather information. He has been an active member of The Center for UFO studies since 1976.
In 2000, he became a member of the advisory committee of Budd Hopkins' Intruders Foundation. He has published works in The International UFO Reporter quarterly magazine, and The Intruders Foundation Newsletter. From 1998 to 2003, he appeared regularly as a panelist on the local television shows - We Are Not Alone, UFO Phenomena and The UFO Enigma.
Dennis is single, 57 years old, and is a life long resident of Staten Island, New York.
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