Valentin D. Ivanov

European Southern Observatory • Astronomer and Science Communicator

Valentin D. Ivanov is a professional astronomer. He was born in Bulgaria, where he got a M.S. in Physics. Valentin obtained a Ph.D. from University of Arizona, Tucson. He has been working at the European Southern Observatory for the last two decades. His research interests include star clusters, exoplanets and astronomical instrumentation. Valentin has been a SciFi fan since his childhood. His stories and poetry appeared in Letters to Tiptree, Star*Line, phantastisch!, Diamonds in the Sky and Life Beyond Us. He has published about thirty stories and scores of popular science articles in his native country.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy