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Lars Lindberg Christensen

HEIC Imaging Team

This color composite of N11B was co-produced and is being co-released by the Hubble Heritage Project (AURA/STScI) and Hubble European Space Agency Information Center (HEIC) located at the Space Telescope-European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF) in Garching,Germany.

Lars Lindberg Christensen

Lars is a science communication specialist heading the Hubble European Space Agency Information Centre group in Munich, Germany where he is responsible for the public outreach and education for the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope in Europe.

Lars obtained his Master’s Degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Before assuming his current position he spent a decade working as a science communicator and technical specialist for Tycho Brahe Planetarium in Copenhagen.

Lars has more than 100 publications to his credit, most of them in popular science communication and in the theory of same. His other, and very diverse, production lies mainly in the areas of graphical communication, written communication, technical communication and scientific communication. He is author of The Hands-On Guide to Science Communication as well as co-author of a colourful book on light phenomena. He has produced material for a multitude of different media from star shows, laser shows and slide shows, to web, print, TV and radio. His methodology is concentrated around devising and implementing innovative strategies for the production of efficient science communication and educational material. This work involves working with highly skilled graphics people and technicians, the result of which for instance is visible at:

Lars is a founding member and secretary of the International Astronomical Union Working Group on "Communicating Astronomy with the Public" ( ) and he is currently involved in defining a national astronomy communication strategy for Denmark.


Martin Kornmesser

Martin Kornmesser

Martin Kornmesser got his degree in graphics design in munich in 1989. In those days the computers were not yet the favourite tools of graphic designers and Martin actively started exploring the emerging fascinating world of computer graphics in the nineties.

In 1990 Martin Kornmesser founded his own company ART-M, where he made illustrations wallpaintings and all kinds of graphics design before he in 1999 ended up with ESA's Hubble Space Telescope outreach group.

Here he is responsible for producing images, illustrations, 3D animations, videos and much more.

Jay Anders