I’m Daniele Gasparri, born in 1983, astrophysicist, science communicator and astrophotographer with more than twenty years of experience.

I was born in a small town in the province of Perugia, in central Italy. I studied astronomy (bachelor’s degree) and astrophysics (master’s degree) in Bologna. I have traveled all over the world to discover Nature below and above me. If I had to describe myself with a sentence I would say that I am a citizen of the world raised on bread and the Universe.

I currently live in a city of 160,000 inhabitants, called CopiapĆ³, in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in Chile, under the darkest and most transparent night sky in the world, surrounded by the largest astronomical observatories of the planet. Here I am finishing a PhD in Astronomy and Planetary Sciences.

I have published over 35 books on astronomy, one on physics and one novel. I have written hundreds of articles for astronomy magazines such as Coelum, Sky and Telescope, Nuovo Orione. I regularly do astronomy courses and conferences, both face-to-face and online, in Italian, Spanish and English.

I have been taking photographs of the starry sky since the late 90s, both wide field and with my telescopes. I am Photo Ambassador of ESO, the European Southern Observatory.

At the academic level I have dealt with exoplanets, discovering, for the first time in the world with amateur instrumentation, the transit of a new planet in 2007. Currently my field of research is galaxies, in particular I deal with spectroscopy of nearby galaxies to investigate their properties. Here you find a list of my scientific articles.

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