About Ian Lauer

Hey there, I'm Ian! I'm an astronomer, astrophotographer, adventurer, and public speaker with a passion for sharing the wonders of the night sky. 

With a background in astrophysics, I have worked with the top telescope manufacturers and retailers in the world, building telescope systems for private & professional observatories, astrophotographers, government projects and educational institutes.

Feel good commentary is something I pride myself in, and have been told I have a knack for making people laugh! Whether it’s speaking in front of thousands of people or 1-on-1, the passion and energy will always be there. Transforming dry and dull science topics into exciting and fun concepts is something I enjoy, and I've shared this passion through multiple mediums such as podcasts, stage talks, and TV shows.

Outside of astronomy, backpacking, camping, and metal music are among my other passions (especially the last one)! I've spent decades attending live metal music events, always in search of up & coming musical artists. I have and will continue to support and promote artists from the metal scene, both big and small. The joy of discovery knows no boundaries, and music is no exception :)

 A few brands Ian has worked with


Want to collaborate? Looking for a podcast guest or event speaker? Want someone to comment on a recent space event? Get in touch and lets chat.