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...is a writer and television producer, currently a writer and supercising producer on The Orville, created by and starring Seth McFarlane. He was the co-executive producer of the 2016 National Geographic Channel series Mars, executive produced by Ron Howard. He served as the director of science research for the 2015 Fox Television Studios production Cosmos. In 2017, Andre was elected to the Board of Directors of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and in 2014, he was elected to the Board of Directors for FOTO — Friends of the Observatory, the non-profit support organization for the Griffith Observatory.

Andre had written and produced for television series such as 2012's TRON: Uprising, the ABC Studios series Legend of the Seeker in 2009, the CBS/Warner Brothers television series Eleventh Hour in 2008 and for the CBS/ Paramount television series Threshold in 2005.  Andre is perhaps best known for his work as a writer/producer for the Star Trek: Enterprise television series and as science consultant for Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation feature film series.  He has written stories and teleplays for both Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Voyager, is the author of a book, Star Trek Science Logs, (published by Pocket Books in February 1998), and as a contributor to another book, New Worlds, New Civilizations, also published by Pocket Books.  He wrote the narration for Centered in the Universe, a planetarium show currently running at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.  Andre is also a consultant to The Planetary Society, the world’s largest non-profit space education organization, based in Pasadena, California. He has also been interviewed by the Big Picture Science Radio Show.

In August, 1991, Andre was awarded a NASA Space Grant Fellowship to conduct research for the Space Policy Institute of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He is co-author, with the Institute's director, Dr. John Logsdon, of "Emerging Policy Issues for Long-Term Human Space Exploration: Background Paper" and co-editor, also with John Logsdon, of Conference Proceedings: Emerging Policy Issues for Long-Term Human Space Exploration, both published in December, 1992, by the Space Policy Institute.  Mr. Bormanis has also written astronomy and space science articles for Ad Astra, The Colorado Plateau Journal, The Journal of Materials, The Planetary Report, Sky & Telescope, SkyWatch ’99, SkyWatch 2001, Space News, and Mercury magazine.

Before his affiliation with the Space Policy Institute, Andre worked in the microcomputer software field as a teacher, writer, and developer.  He helped design, develop, and write the text for Discover Space, an astronomy and space science educational personal computer program published by Broderbund Software.  He has taught college courses in physics, math, and microcomputer applications, and written classroom workbooks and teacher manuals on a variety of microcomputer programs.

Andre received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona in 1981, and an M.A. in Science, Technology, and Public Policy from the George Washington University in 1994.  He is also a classically-trained pianist and an avid photographer; his astronomical photographs have been published in the magazines Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Questar Observations.  A number of his photographs are also featured in the “Space” screen-saver program published by Copernicus software. Andre is also the proud owner of three cats.

 

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