ESO Photo Ambassador Daniele Gasparri
Daniele Gasparri was born in 1983 in a small town in the centre of Italy, where the sky was still dark enough to see the Universe. He first observed the Moon when he was 10 and it was love at first sight.
He started taking pictures of the sky in the late 90s, before attending the University of Bologna and graduating in Astrophysics and Cosmology.
In 2018 he realised his dream of moving to the Atacama desert, where the sky is so dark that the Milky Way can cast shadows on the ground. He is actually doing a PhD in astronomy and planetary science at Universidad de Atacama.
Daniele is also a professional science writer and communicator. He has published 35 books about astronomy and many outreach articles in astronomy magazines all over the world.
From the pristine sky of the Atacama desert, Daniele is constantly looking at the beauty of the Universe. The marvellous colours, the smooth contrasts, the delicates shapes, the unimaginable distances… they just need to be captured by a camera and shared with the world.Credit:
ESO/Daniele Gasparri (www.astroatacama.com)
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|15 February 2019, 09:54
|1944 x 2500 px