David A. Aguilar

Author, Artist & Enrichment Lecturer

David A. Aguilar is a naturalist, astronomer, author and space artist. His expertise lies in presenting the fascinating connections between the universe and ourselves.

He is the award-winning author and illustrator of seven National Geographic books including "ALIEN WORLDS";  "13 PLANETS";  and "SPACE ENCYCLOPEDIA". His next book, "COSMIC CATASTROPHES" will be published by Random House in June 2016. 

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Aspen Ideas Festival


Speaker, MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE Track - Please check back for specific date & time for David's talks. 

Armed with new and more powerful technologies than ever, scientists continue to make exciting and perplexing discoveries in the far reaches of the galaxy. From gas giants to super-Earths, astrobiologists are considering how life might develop on thousands of exoplanets. New clues about dark matter and dark energy are fueling significant alterations in how cosmologists understand the invisible 96 percent of our universe. This track will gather those on the forefront of their fields to explore what we know — and what we don’t — about the wonders and mysteries of our world and outer space.

Later Event: August 10
Stars Above Aspen

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