Karol Wójcicki

Passionate photographer of the night sky, populariser of astronomy, science journalist and TV presenter. Creator of the largest astronomical fanpage in Poland “With your head in the stars” on Facebook.

He travels all over the world in pursuit of solar eclipses, and spends two months a year behind the Arctic Circle hunting for auroras. At the same time, he loves to lie on the terrace at his home, watching for meteors falling from the sky.

He has turned his passion for astronomy into a way of life. He organised one of the largest joint observations of the night sky in the world (for 12 thousand people) and many other popular science events. Frequent guest on television and radio programmes.

Contributor to Gazeta Wyborcza. Hosted popular science programmes on Discovery Science and TVN Turbo. Teacher of astronomy at Eureka primary school. In the years 2008-2016, he was associated with the Copernicus Science Centre. Currently, he reveals the secrets of the Arctic to others during aurora sighting expeditions.

Winner of the Populizer of Science 2015 award granted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Polish Press Agency.