Freistetter Florian

Astronom, Blogger, book author and podcaster. Received his PhD in Astronomy in 2004. He was employed in the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Vienna, the AIU of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the ARI of Heidelberg University. Since 2011 Freistetter is a freelancing scientific author and became known as scientific blogger. Freistetter’s blog is one of the most successful science blogs in German language and is viewed about 400.000 times monthly. Since December 1st 2012 he publishes a weekly podcast called “Sternengeschichten” (star stories) and since January 2014 another podcast with Holger Klein entitled WRINT Science. Since November 2014 he has his own blog on the online newspaper website Since 2012 he publishes books. In his 2013 book “Der Komet im Cocktailglas” (The comet in the cocktailglass) he describes how cosmic events play an elementary role in daily life. In January 2013 an asteroid was named after him and one of his books was named science book of the year in 2014.