David is a Fondecyt postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Astronomy of the Universidad de Chile. He’s worked on a variety of projects including young stars, brown dwarfs, binary stars, and circumstellar disks. Most recently, his research has focused on identifying low-mass stars among 10-100 million year-old moving groups within about a hundred parsecs of Earth.
He’s primarily an observational astronomer, so frequently finds himself at the telescope taking observations to confirm or characterize the youthful nature of his target stars. The pristine dark skies of Chile is one of the main perks of being an astronomer there and so, for this week, he’ll be tweeting from two observatories: Cerro Tololo and La Silla.
You can find him on Twitter as @Strakul. When he’s not tweeting about astronomy, you’ll find him talking about life in Chile or his passion for speculative fiction and related matters.