Gianluca Masi

Gianluca Masi

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Dr Gianluca Masi is an Italian astrophysicist and international science communicator. After receiving his PhD in astronomy in 2006, he launched the Virtual Telescope Project. Through crowdsourcing, he offers real time observations sharing the Universe with the world.

He discovered/co-discovered many asteroids, variable stars, supernovae and three extrasolar planets.

Masi was able to determine the date that Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night through close observation of the stars. He is National Coordinator for Asteroid Day in Italy.

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