About Me - Glittering Lights - Marco Lorenzi

..for those who want to know..

Namibia, 1997

I was born in 1970 in Vicenza, a small city in the north east of Italy. I have been fascinated by the night sky since I was a kid, when I used to spend many clear nights with my nose up, looking at those fascinating sparkling dots of light..

At the age of 14 I took my first successful snapshot of a constellation using my father’s old camera reflex and a wide angle lens... and my life changed forever. Taking pictures of the sky become my lifelong passion.

Many years have passed and both work and life took me far from home, having me relocating in Asia, Shanghai first, and then Singapore where I currently live with my family. The incredible light pollution of these metropolis forced me to relocate all my deep sky equipment under the dark skies of Australian outback, where I built a small observatory I control remotely through the Internet from everywhere I am.

I published pictures in many astronomical magazines around the globe and got some images selected as Astro Photo Of the Day (NASA) as well as other web sites. In 2011 I won the “astronomy photographer of the year” competition by the Maritime Museum and Royal observatory of Greenwich, on both deep-sky and robotic imaging sections.

If I look back to 30 years ago, I am amazed by the incredible evolution of technology that permits us to do things today that were not possible back then even by the most advanced professional observatories. But  one thing remained unchanged in all these years, my love for the night sky and the desire to see through the immense distances that separate us from those glittering lights..

To send me an e-mail: lorenzi70 @ gmail dot com
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