Yuri is a professional astronomer and an award winning nightscape photographer based in Chile. He conducts scientific research and deals with modern astronomical instrumentation at one of the largets optical telescopes located in Atacama desert. He is an expert in astronomical photography and panoramic imaging of the night sky in particular. His images are known worldwide and have been featured in various books, magazines (Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, The Times magazine), popular websites, and on TV.

Yuri is an active contributor to NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), having more than 50 featured images on the NASA website. When not at the observatory, you can find him traveling around the world and sharing his passion for astrophotography and nightscape photography through lectures, private lessons, and workshops.