From his first image of the moon to his published works in magazines, as a lecturer and sky photographer, Maxwell Palau has always kept his eyes toward the sky. Today, from his home in Southern California, he continues to inspire others to reach for the stars.

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Publications & Awards


Amature Astrophotography

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National Geographic Photography Award









Discovery Photos Award


" first ever attempt at celestial photography, using nothing more than camera of my iPod Touch..."

StarDude Astronomy was born with the idea of spreading the knowledge and wonder of science, astronomy and photography to all as well as to bring back the interest in these subjects to students in school.

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Personal Heroes and Influences

Email:                                   Phone:  (619) 770-5255

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My Father, Francisco R. Paláu

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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