Prof Marcin Antoni Kubiak, PhD - a Polish astrophysicist, obtained his professorship title on 25 April 1994. Member of Committee of Astronomy of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of the Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE), co-discoverer (together with OGLE team) of many extrasolar planetary systems (e.g. OGLE-2006-BLG-109L). Author of widely used academic book for astronomy students "Stars and interstellar matter" (pl:Gwiazdy i materia międzygwiazdowa). Head of the Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw in years 1986-2008. Editor of quarterly scientific journal Acta Astronomica and a chairman of Copernicus Foundation for Polish Astronomy.