The Author

PAUL KALAS is an astronomer who unveils the secrets of space and time using the most advanced telescopes in existence. He is an astronomy faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, a research scientist at SETI Institute, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His research career includes leading four breakthrough discoveries published in the eminent scientific journals Nature and Science. In 2008 he announced the first optical image of an extrasolar planet orbiting the nearby star Fomalhaut using the Hubble Space Telescope. In The Oneironauts, he explores the mysteries of time and foretells the future of humanity.

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University of California, Berkeley

SETI Institute

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Paul's work featured on the front pages of The New York Times

and The Washington Post