David L Clements is an astrophysicist at Imperial College London with a degree in physics and a PhD in astrophysics. His main research areas are extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology focusing on dust dominated galaxies and their role in galaxy evolution. He has spent much of the last 7 years working on the European Space Agency's Herschel and Planck satellites which are due to be launched in 2009, but has also found time for research projects using ground-based observatories, like the JCMT, and satellites including NASA's Spitzer and Chandra telescopes. As well as scientific papers he has written non-fiction for Astronomy Now, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine and others, and is trying to write fiction as well. You can see some of the latter at microhorror.com.

Find out more about the science in this article here and keep watching for news from Herschel once the satellite is launched in April 2009!

David L. Clements has the following works available at Clarkesworld:

The Mauna Kea Experience

NON-FICTION by David L. Clements in Issue 28 – January 2009

The door of the plane opens and the first hint of the tropical night wafts inside. In spite of nearly twenty-four hours of traveling, the fresh air and perfumed humidity wake me up. That, and the knowledge that I’ve arrived. I’ve flown from London to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii to use one […]
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