The extraordinary beauty of the Universe

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I am Daniele Gasparri, astronomer, astrophotographer and professional science writer, with more than 30 astronomy books published. To  know more about me, click here.


In this website you will learn how amazing and beautiful is our Universe. That grey sky filled with some tiny dots called stars, is just what our eyes see in the highly light polluted cities and it's just a drop in the ocean. The Universe is an amazing place, full of colours, exotic bodies, huge energy and very different from anything we are used to see here on Earth. Let our journey begin! 

Latest blog posts

Web serie: secondo episodio -- second episode

It's online the second episode of 15 videos about the International Space Station, made with Napkin and Pininfarina. In this video I interview Liliana Ravagnolo, a former astronauts trainer, now project manager at Altec, an aerospace Italian company.


E' online il secondo episodio della serie di 15 video che parlano della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale, in collaborazione con Napkin e Pininfarina. In questo video intervisto la Dottoressa Liliana Ravagnolo che ci spiega cosa si fa ad Altec.

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La galassia fuochi d'artificio -- Fireworks galaxy

La galassia a spirale NGC6946 è soprannominata galassia fireworks, ovvero fuochi d'artificio. Il motivo è molto semplice: è la galassia dell'universo locale nella quale sono state osservate il maggior numero di supernovae. Una di queste è esplosa poco più di un mese fa ed è ben visibile in questa foto. Qualcuno riesce a trovarla? 


The spiral galaxy NGC6946 is called fireworks. The reason is very simple: it is the galaxy of the local Universe where we observe the greatest number of supernovae. One of them exploded just a month ago and is well visible in this photo. Can you find it?



Latest works

A night under the stars: my first time lapse video.

News and events

Take a look at the web serie about the International Space Station, made possible thanks to the Italian companies Napkin and Pininfarina. In 15 episodes we will learn a lot about the ISS, the space explorations and new objects that will help out lives there and here on Earth. 

I speak in Italian, but there are english subtitles, so enjoy!