Brief Biography

Theofanis Matsopoulos specializes in astrophotography, digital image processing, 3D animation, fulldome cinematography and video production for digital planetariums.

He is a partner of the European Southern Observatory (ESO), which is based in Munich and operates, in the desert Atacama in Chile, the largest astronomical observatories in the world.

​He has created and directed documentaries for planetariums which are presented in planetariums all over the world and have been translated into more than 25 languages.

​The documentaries "From Earth To The Universe", the award-winning "The Hot and Energetic Universe", "The Sun: Our Living Star" as well as more than 300 video clips, time-lapses, and 3D animations are on the European Southern Observatory's website and they are distributed for free in order to disseminate astronomy science in general public.

​He photographs nightscapes, astronomical phenomena and celestial deep sky objects using various telescopes in his private astronomical observatory.

​He also collaborates with the National Observatory of Athens producing documentaries for the Visitor Center and taking astronomical images using its instruments.

​He has presented four photography exhibitions titled: "The Greece of the Stars", "Between Heaven and Earth", "National Observatory of Athens", "Ancient Corinth" in Athens, Ioannina, Corinth and other cities and islands in Greece.

​Finally, he participated in over than 40 international documentary and photography festivals. He was awarded the "Best FullDome Cinematography Award" for the planetarium movie "Capturing the Starlight: The Magnificent Telescopes", the "Golden Star Award (1st)" for the planetarium movie "The Hot and Energetic Universe"​, the "Best Visual Effects Award" for the virtual reality documentary "Mars: The Red Planets VR" and the "The Best Science Popularizing Fulldome Show" for the planetarium movie "The Sun. Our living Star", produced by The European Southern Observatory (ESO).

 E-mail: fanismatsopoulos -at-

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