David A. Aguilar is the Director of Science Information at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA. A naturalist, astronomer, author and artist, David's expertise lies in showing us the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves.
Author and illustrator of seven National Geographic books on astronomy, the newly released "ALIEN WORLDS" examines just how surreal alien life may be throughout the Universe; the new "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA" and primer "PLANETS, STARS, AND GALAXIES: A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe", winner of the 2008 VOYA (Voice of Youth) Award; 13 PLANETS - winner of the 2011 Eureka Gold Award for best science book for kids; and "SUPER STARS!" all about the biggest hottest stars in the galaxy.
His books and space art have appeared on the BBC, the "UNIVERSE" series on the History Channel, ABC Nightly News, Time magazine, US News & World Report CNN, NY Times, USA Today, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy, and Scientific American.
He is past Director of Fiske Planetarium and Science Center and the producer of the Science Discovery Program at University of Colorado Boulder; past Marketing Communications Director at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation; and former Marketing Director for PBS's Emmy-winning NOVA series, Evolution. Currently he hosts the popular "Observatory Nights" series in Cambridge and now webcast on YouTube.
He is a Smithsonian Scholar Enrichment Lecturer and Leader for Harvard Study Tours. In 2010, asteroid 1990DA was named to honor his contributions to science education.
David and wife Shirley reside near Cambridge and part-time at their observatory under the very starry skies outside Aspen, CO. For more information please visit: www.aspenskies.com