Gabriele Vanin

Gabriele Vanin is president of the Italian Astrophiles' Union and has conducted original research in the field of comets and solar observing. He is also an expert on eclipses, meteors and the history, popularization and teaching of astronomy. Vanin has contributed to the most important Italian and international astronomy journals and is the author of more than 200 articles and eight books in the field of astronomy, among them "A Photographic Tour of the Universe" (Firefly; 1999).