Dr. Magda Stavinschi
Honorary researcher of the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, whose director she was for 15 years (1990-2005); President of the Astronomy Education and Development Commission of the International Astronomical Union – IAU (2006-2009), President of the IAU Working Group The Future Development of the Ground-Based Astrometry (2000-2009), President of the Working Group Astronomy and Cultural Heritage of the European Society for Astronomy in Culture – SEAC (from 2004), member of the International Society for Science and Religion – ISSR, of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research – CIRET, of the Romanian Committee for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, President of the Institute for Transdisciplinary Studies in Science, Spirituality and Society – IT4S and of the Association for Dialogue between Science and Religion in Romania – ADSTR, Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (France, 2005).
More than 300 scientific articles, of which more than half in peer-reviewed journals, hundreds of articles and scientific papers for the public. Co-editor of the series „ Ştiinţă şi Religie / Science and Religion”, „ Ştiinţă, Spiritualitate, Societate / Science Spirituality, Society”, „Curtea Veche” Publishing. Editor or co-editor of several volumes, such as: Theoretical and Observational Problems Related to Solar Eclipses (1997), Advances in Solar Research at Eclipses from Ground and from Space (2000), Leçons d’astronomie (2003), Astrometry for Astrophysics (2013), 14 Steps to the Universe (2015).
Author or co-author of many books: Astronomical Observatory, 75 Years of Existence (1983), Cometa Halley / Halley Comet (1985), La drum cu Pământul / On the Road with the Earth (1986), Coopération entre astronomes roumains et français − une longue tradition (1995), Întuneric în plină zi / Darkness in Broad Daylight (1999), Mic dicţionar al eclipselor / Small Dictionary of Eclipses (1999, in English 2000), Timpul de-a lungul...timpului / The Time along… the Time (2002), După 122 de ani: Venus şi Soarele / After 122 years: Venus and the Sun (2004), Histoire celeste. Entre Roumanie et France (2008), Bucharest Observatory Centennary (2008), Istoria astronomiei româneşti / History of the Romanian Astronomy – DVD (2014), Constantin Pârvulescu, erou şi cercetător al cerului / Constantin Pârvulescu, Hero and Researcher of the Sky (2015), Astronomul Nicolae Donici; enigme descifrate / The Astronomer Nicolae Donici, Deciphered Enigma (2015), Astronomia şi Academia Română / The Astronomy and the Romanian Academy (2016). www.astro.ro/magda, www.it4s.ro