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“The Daily Galaxy provides insightful updates on our understanding of the Universe, the island of cosmic knowledge in our vast ocean of ignorance.” —Avi Loeb, Harvard University.

Avi Loeb is the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University and head of the Harvard Astronomy department. Avi is also Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot project – which aims to launch lightweight spacecraft towards the nearest stars using a powerful laser and founding director of Harvard’s Black Hole Initiative.

Launched in March 2007, The Daily Galaxy -Great Discoveries Channel is an eclectic text, audio, and video presentation of news and original insights on the discoveries, people, and events changing our knowledge of our planet and the universe.

The Daily Galaxy is built on the vision that science, space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial life, and the environment and their expression in news, film, video, and events will dominate popular culture in the 21st century.

We are proud to embrace the publishing industry’s best editorial practices: attribution of all sources and use of at least two sources whenever possible for each article posted as well as links to all authorities and sources mentioned and relevant related posts. Our daily curated sources include the world’s leading scientists, astronomers, and physicists at the leading universities, institutions and agencies –from  Caltech/JPL, Oxford Exoplanets, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, NASA, and ESO to Goddard Space Flight Center.

Since its launch in March ’07, The Daily Galaxy’s growth has been driven by Web-based word of mouth and adoption by users of emerging global standards in social media and search services such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook. Our daily Twitter followers exceed 374,000.

Our Twitter followers include many of the planet’s leading astronomers and scientists, astronauts, space observatories, news organizations, universities and governmental space organizations such as NASA, JPL, ESO, SETI, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) and Royal Astronomy Society members.

The Daily Galaxy’s San Francisco-based founder and editor is Val Landi. Prior to launching dailygalaxy.com in 2007, Val was executive-vice-president of global technology publisher, IDG, where he was head of Computerworld Electronic Media and founding publisher of Computerworld.com –one of the Internet’s first news sites. Val later joined Palo Alto-based Interval Research as Senior Vice President. Interval –whose mission was to help create the IP foundations for the wired world–was founded by Paul Allen, Microsoft’s co-founder and creator of the Allen Radio Telescope Array at the Hat Creek Observatory and the Allen Institute for Brain Sciences.

After Interval, Val was CEO and founder of Redband Broadcasting, a San Francisco-based Sony and Vantage Point venture in partnership with Expedia, Public Radio International, and the Sundance Film Festival. Redband was one of the first Internet radio news sites. Val also served as a board adviser to Pandora radio. He holds a Master’s Degree (’91) from Harvard University, with a focus on the history of science. At Harvard, Val studied with I. Bernard Cohen, Victor S. Thomas professor emeritus, a pioneer in the history of science, and one of the world’s authorities on Isaac Newton.

 

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