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Franklyn M. Branley

5 June 1915 - 5 May 2002

Franklyn Mansfield Branley was born in New Rochelle, New York, the child of an insurance salesman and his wife. While he was still a toddler, Branley's mother died of influenza, and he and his two brothers went to live with a farm family near Newburgh, New York. His father visited them on the weekends. Branley contracted polio at a young age.

After graduating from the New Paltz Normal School (now SUNY), he married Margaret Lemon, who became a grade school teacher. He became a science teacher educator at the New Jersey State Teachers College. In 1956, he joined the American Museum-Hayden Planetarium to run the Planetariums education program. While working there, he also earned a Masters degree from New York University, followed by an Ed.D. from Columbia Teachers College. In 1968, he became the chairman of the Hayden Planetarium, where he served until his retirement in 1972.

Over the course of his career, Branley was a prolific writer, specializing in books that make science accessible to grade-school children. He wrote over 200 books.

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  • Cover of: The sun: star number one.
    First published in 1961 19 editions in 2 languages — 2 previewable Cover of edition sunourneareststa00bran

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  • Cover of: What the moon is like
    First published in 1963 17 editions in 2 languages — 4 previewable Cover of edition comoeslaluna0000fran Cover of edition whatmoonislike00bran Cover of edition whatmoonislike00bran_0

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  • Cover of: Sunshine makes the seasons
    First published in 1974 15 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition sunshinemakessea00bran_0

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  • Cover of: Earthquakes
    First published in 1990 13 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition earthquakes0000bran

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  • Cover of: The moon seems to change

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  • Cover of: Air is all around you
    First published in 1962 11 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition airisallaroundyo00bran Cover of edition airisallaroundyo0000bran

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  • Cover of: Flash, crash, rumble, and roll
    First published in 1964 10 editions in 1 language — 4 previewable Cover of edition flashcrashrumble00bran Cover of edition flashcrashrumble0000bran Cover of edition flashcrashrumble00bran_1

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  • Cover of: Gravity is a Mystery
    First published in 1970 10 editions in 1 language — 4 previewable Cover of edition gravityismystery0000bran Cover of edition gravityismystery00bran Cover of edition gravityismystery0000unse

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  • Cover of: What Makes Day and Night
    First published in 1961 10 editions in 2 languages — 4 previewable Cover of edition whatmakesdaynigh0000bran Cover of edition whatmakesdaynigh00bran Cover of edition whatmakesdaynig00bran

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  • Cover of: The planets in our solar system

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  • Cover of: Snow is falling
    First published in 1963 9 editions in 1 language — 3 previewable Cover of edition snowisfalling0000bran Cover of edition snowisfalling00bran_1

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  • Cover of: Eclipse: darkness in daytime
    First published in 1973 8 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition eclipsedarknessi00bran

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  • Cover of: The sky is full of stars
    First published in 1981 8 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition skyisfullofstars00bran

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  • Cover of: Rockets and Satellites (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out)

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  • Cover of: Comets
    First published in 1984 7 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition comets0000bran_c8t0

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  • Cover of: The International Space Station (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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  • Cover of: Mission to Mars (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

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  • Cover of: What makes a magnet?
    First published in 1996 7 editions in 1 language — 4 previewable Cover of edition whatmakesmagnet0000bran_u7f8 Cover of edition whatmakesmagnet0000bran Cover of edition whatmakesmagnet0000bran_y1l2

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  • Cover of: Volcanoes
    First published in 1985 7 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition volcanoesletsrea00fran

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  • Cover of: The Big Dipper
    First published in 1962 6 editions in 1 language — 2 previewable Cover of edition bigdipper0000bran_f1d5

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