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Daniel Fischer

Daniel Fischer

Daniel Fischer

Daniel Fischer is an astronomy writer and amateur astronomer in Germany, interested in and covering all things space since his high-school days in 1982. He is especially fond of unusual or rare events in the sky that not only professional space scientists but also amateur astronomers and even the public at large can enjoy together, like eclipses, meteor storms and major comets.

Daniel tweets as Cosmos4u in English and with interstellarum in German, in which he also blogs - a lot - as Skyweek 2.0 and frequently contributes to the interstellarum Newsletter as well as the related print magazine and web TV show.

Latest Blog Posts

Rendezvous with a crazy world

August 06, 2014

Beaming scientists all around, spectacular images on large TV screens, and the best - or at least most exciting - yet to come: such was the extraordinary scene at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, today as the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft reached its cometary destination.

Interplanetary eyes on the lookout for comet ISON

August 09, 2013

Space blogger Daniel Fischer provides a preview of the exciting interplanetary observing campaign that has recently begun to study comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) from vantage points across the solar system.

Astrophotos making the web - the good, the bad and the ugly ...

October 10, 2012

Space blogger Daniel Fischer writes about the problem of composited astrophotos being distributed through social media channels by people unaware that they are artworks, not documentary photographs.

astronaut on Phobos
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