I’m a photojournalist who merges science, art, and culture. Writing and media communication is a notable part of my career. Between 1997 to 2010, while based in Tehran, I appeared in more than a hundred TV programs on astronomy and space, often with several million viewers. I was editor at Iranian astronomy magazine (Nojum) during this period. Since I moved to Germany and then to the United States, I have been contributing to National Geographic’s various platforms, Sky&Telescope (the world’s most respect astronomy magazine), and international publications and broadcasters. These are the latest:

The Word at Night book, Spectacular Photographs of the Night Sky

Dark Skies Matter, Learn where to see the Milky Way and explore the beauty of a natural night.

Light Pollution: Our nights are getting brighter, and Earth is paying the price, feature web story on National Geographic

What ‘Earthrise’ meant to scientists, journalists, artists on Apollo 8 view of the Earth from the moon

National Geographic 2017 eclipse across America and the Live Coverage

Borderless Sky 5-episode documentary for Arte TV, aired in summer 2017 in France and Germany (Expedition Sternenhimmel).

Chasing Eclipses Across 7 Continents on National Geographic Travel

World’s Best Stargazing Sites on National Geographic Travel

7 Magical Places to View Auroras on National Geographic Travel

Top Ancient Sites for Stargazing on National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Cover image, special issue Hidden Earth