Telescope Live was born as a small project in 2016 in the R&D laboratories of Konica Minolta in Europe in collaboration with University College London (UCL), as part of the larger programme on distributed robotics. Since then it has grown to what it is today. While Konica Minolta still supports and owns the project, today Telescope Live is officially operated by Spaceflux, a UK startup with experience in remote observations and working in data analytics for space based applications.
Meet the Team
Dr Dennis Curry
Deputy CTO at Konica Minolta Global R&D, and a passionate amateur astronomer, Dennis supported Telescope Live and helped shape its vision.
Dr Marco Rocchetto
Dr Ingo Waldmann
Alex is an amateur astrophotographer, he is responsible for customer engagement and user experience. He also helps with the overall operations.
With a background in graphic design and visual communication, Chantal is responsible for the marketing and communication activities of Telescope Live.
Prof Giorgio Savini
Professor in Optical Instrumentation at UCL and Director of UCL Observatory, Giorgio is responsible for University collaborations and teaching for Telescope Live, and he is a board member of Spaceflux, the company operating Telescope Live.
Prof Giovanna Tinetti
Hamish is doing a PhD at UCL on distributed pipelines for Telescope Live. He is also in charge of the Ariel Space Telescope exoplanet follow-up programme for Telescope Live.
System designer at Interconsult Bulgaria (ICB), Telescope Live main software development partner, Dinko led the development team since the beginning and has been the original system architect.
Lead software developer, and part of the ICB team, Krum wrote most of the code behind the Telescope Live application.
User Interface developer, also part of the ICB team, Nikolay is the main person developing the user interfaces of the web app of Telescope Live.