Asteroid Day Affiliation:
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. 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.