The Awesome Beauty of the Universe from Atacama desert -- ATacama At Night (ATAN)

I am Daniele Gasparri, astrophysicist, ESO photo ambassador and professional science writer, with more than 30 astronomy books published. To  know more about me, click here.


I moved to the Atacama Desert to observe the darkest night sky of the World. Here I take pictures of the Universe and time lapse videos.


You can follow my work on facebook here. You can see my pictures also on 500pix or on ESO webpages

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Two bestseller books translated in English

Beauty in the Universe is everywhere.

 We will leave on a thrilling journey across the Universe, with one eye on the wonderful sensations given by our sight, and the other looking at the secrets that those photographs show, often hidden in interesting formations or miniscule details.

Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle)


Oh wow! I saw Saturn! The complete guide that allows you to learn how to observe the night sky. For young and adults. All you need is passion! Available on Amazon (paperback and Kindle)

The stunning Milky Way from the Atacama desert. 

Alone in the night, after driving 100 kilometres on a road made of salt (yes, salt!), I arrived at about 3000 meters of altitude, in the heart of the Cordillera de los Andes. No one around me, no sign of life in the total silence of the night. You are alone, but you don't fell alone, because billions of stars are with you, lighting up the martian panorama around you. Welcome to the real Universe. 

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The Universe from Atacama