Official address:

Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy

Bucharest, str. Cuţitul de Argint 5, RO-040557, Romania

phone: +4021 335 68 92, +40722 736 864,



Present Position:

Honorary researcher of the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, whose director has been for 15 years.


Field of interest:

Astrometry, celestial mechanics, history of astronomy, astronomical education, transdisciplinarity



License - Faculty of Mathematics-Mechanics, Astronomical Department, University of Bucharest

Ph.D. – mathematics, specialty: astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics-informatics,

University “Babes-Bolyai" of Cluj-Napoca


Membership of professional bodies:

Affiliations within the International Astronomical Union, IAU

Division A Fundamental Astronomy:

Division C Education Outreach and Heritage:

Commission C1 Astronomy Education and Development,

Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public

Division A WG Astrometry by Small Ground-Based Telescopes

Commission C1 WG Network for Astronomy School Education – NASE,

Commission C1 WG Theory and Methods in Astronomy Education

Executive Committee WG Women in Astronomy


Past affiliations within the IAU









Coeditor for:




Editor of 20 volumes, Astronomical Yearbook (from 1980 until 1990, as member in the editorial board, 1991-2005 editor in chief),


Hundred of articles or different presentations in mass-media


International meetings organized or co organized: