Anton here. Ever since I was very young, I’ve been fascinated by the night sky. I mean, how couldn’t you be? Gazing up into the eternal vastness, how could you not be captivated by the galaxy of wonder above?
Starts, planets, shooting starts, the moon, the constellations!
And then, as day breaks, the sun rising on the horizon, and maybe even seeing an unexpected glimpse of the moon once more! It was – and is – endlessly fascinating.
So, I started this website to try and cover all the planetary delights I would want to read about myself. I’m starting small but going big. Expect lots more content soon.
Please let me know if you like what I’m covering, or if you have any requests for new topics. I’d love to hear from you.
Anton – Creator of Living Cosmos.
Anton here, founder of Living Cosmos v2. I would call myself an amateur astronomer and budding sky-marveler (I’ve literally just coined that term).
Fascinated by the night sky, it was a honeymoon to Maldives which really captured my imagination! Seeing the stars like a magic carpet in the sky, without the usual night pollution, blew me away.
Since then, I’ve always had one eye on the sky. Even as I take out the trash on a weekday evening, I’ll take a quick look up towards the moon and check which stars look the most vibrant that night.
It formed part of the catalyst to starting Living Cosmos, taking it over from the previous owner, who had a PhD in Science and some alternative views on scientific matters ranging from the planets to natural and Earth sciences.
My is to build a cool website on topics I enjoy writing about and exploring, and to provide an outstanding Astronomy resource for schools and the general public to enjoy.
I want access to the fascinating realm of Astronomy and Science to be available at no more than a click or tap away for everyone – no matter where in this fascinating cosmos they may be!
Olga Moreira – PhD and MSc in Astrophysics
Olga Moreira is a Ph.D. and MSc in Astrophysics, as well as a B.Sc. in Physics / Applied Mathematics (Astronomy). With her extensive experience as a technical writer and data analyst, she has honed her skills in conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of Astrophysics and Space Science.
During her graduate studies, Dr. Moreira secured two research grants to conduct her research at two of the most renowned European institutions in Astrophysics and Space Science – the European Space Agency and the European Southern Observatory.
Her research interests lie in the areas of stellar evolution and internal structure, solar physics, and the emerging fields of machine learning and artificial neural networks.
You can find some of Olga’s publications (including her PhD thesis) in Astrophysics at: https://independent.academia.edu/OMoreira/Scientific-Papers-in-Astrophysics