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I'm originally from the northern part of Norway, more specifically a small community called Hamarøy. In 1996 I moved to Oslo in order to study astronomy and I've lived here ever since.

I'm author of a popular science book called Himmelkalenderen ("The Sky Calendar") and I'm running a blog with the same name.

I've studied astronomy, mathematics, information technology and physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. In 2002 I finished my Master's thesis in Astronomy at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics. Subsequent (PhD level) research included gamma-ray bursts and their host galaxies.

In 2008–2009 I was part of the Norwegian committee for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Feel free to snoop around! :)

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Email: ovaldsen ( at ) gmail.com


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