OUR STORY

From a backyard project to the new home for astrophotography

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. 

In April 2020, Telescope Live was licensed to a UK startup called Spaceflux Ltd, which took over the future development and operations of the platform, keeping its core team.

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Marco Rocchetto

Marco Rocchetto

Marco is the co-founder and director of Spaceflux, the company behind Telescope Live. He is the main creator and founder of Telescope Live, which he developed when he was a research manager at Konica Minolta. He is also a researcher in astrophysics at University College London. He is a coordinator of the Ephemerides Working Group for the European Space Agency ARIEL mission, for which Telescope Live provides follow-up data for transiting exoplanets.
Dennis Curry

Dennis Curry

Dennis is the deputy CTO at Konica Minolta, and a passionate amateur astronomer. He launched the first development of the Telescope Connect project in the Konica Minolta R&D labs under the distributed robotics program. In early 2020, the project was transitioned to Spaceflux Ltd, a UK startup, under the new name of Telescope Live. Today Dennis is a non-executive board member of Spaceflux.
Ingo Waldmann

Ingo Waldmann

Ingo is co-founder and director of Spaceflux, the company behind Telescope Live. He is an associate professor at University College London and deputy director of UCL Centre for Space Exoplanet Data.
Alexander Curry

Alexander Curry

Alex has been part of the Telescope Live since its early days, helping setting up the very first telescopes. He is an amateur astrophotographer and he is responsible for customer support, tutoring and user experience. He also helps with the overall operations.
Chantal Nassef

Chantal Nassef

Chantal is responsible for the marketing and communication activities of Telescope Live. She has a background in graphic design and visual communication.
Giorgio Savini

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.
Hamish Caines

Hamish Caines

Hamish is doing a PhD at UCL on distributed pipelines for Telescope Live. He is also in working on exoplanet characterisation using Telescope Live for the European Space Agency ARIEL Space Telescope.
Maurane Gisiger

Maurane Gisiger

Maurane is a Junior Editor at Telescope Live. She curates our Blog and Academy. She is a third-year student in Astrophysics with History and Philosophy of Science at University College London.