Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Lars Lindberg Christensen
Lars Lindberg Christensen at the ESO 50th Anniversary Gala Event - 01.jpg
Lars Lindberg Christensen at the European Southern Observatory 50th anniversary gala, Residenz, Munich, October 11, 2012.
Born October 18, 1970 (1970-10-18) (age 44)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Occupation Astronomer

Lars Lindberg Christensen is science communicator and author of a dozen books on astronomy and science communication translated to ten languages.[1] He is employed by ESO and by the International Astronomical Union. As press officer for the latter he was leading the media communication of the 2006 IAU reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet.[2][3] He leads the Portal to the Universe[4][5] project, and was the initiator of the ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator project.[6] He leads the Hubblecast[7] and ESOcast[8] video podcasts and initiated the Astronomy Visualization Metadata project,[9] that later became the Virtual Astronomy Multimedia Project. He has received a handful of awards[10] including the Danish Tycho Brahe Medal.[11]


  • The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicators (2007)[12][13]


  1. ^ "Books by Lars Lindberg Christensen". Google Books. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  2. ^ "IAU Press Release IAU0603". IAU. 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  3. ^ "The Pluto Affair". Future Professional Communication in Astronomy (Eds. A. Heck & L. Houziaux, Mém. Acad. Royale Belgique, 2007). 2007. Retrieved 2015-01-19. 
  4. ^ "Portal To the Universe". Portal To the Universe. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Portal To the Universe Now Open". Universe Today. 2009. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  6. ^ "ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator". ESA/ESO/NASA. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  7. ^ "The Hubblecast". ESA/Hubble. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  8. ^ "The ESOcast". ESO. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  9. ^ "Astronomy Visualization Metadata". VAMP. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  10. ^ "Eyes on the Skies - Winner of MEDEA Special Jury Award 2009". MEDEA Awards. 2009. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  11. ^ "Tycho Brahe medaljen". Bodil Pedersen Fonden. 2005. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  12. ^ Heck, Andre (April 2007). "Book review: The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicators-A Step-by-Step Approach to Public Outreach, by Lars Lindberg Christensen, Springer". Le Ciel 69: 135–136. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  13. ^ Christensen, LL (2009). "Book Review: The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicators: A Step-by-Step Approach to Public Outreach". Spark, the AAS Education Newsletter 5: 7.