The Team

Meet the Team

We are passionate about astronomy

We are a team of four, all passionate about astronomy.
Franck Jobard

Franck Jobard

Co-Founder

Franck is a mechanical engineer with a specialty in optics and microsystem. He began his career in a design office as an engineer in modeling and CAD in micromechanics. For more than 13 years, he then managed a structure that counted up to fifty employees.

Astrophotographer since 2006, he built his automated observatory in 2009 and discovered his first planetary nebula (Jo1) in 2015.

Franck and his family will move to Chile by the end of 2018. They will settle less than 45 minutes from the observatories. He will be our onsite engineer and your main contact in case of maintenance & installation needs.

Cédric Thomas

Cédric Thomas

Co-Founder

Cedric is a network and telecommunications engineer. After studying and working abroad for more than seven years, he returned to France in 2007 and founded his computer company; company he still manages to this day.

He took his first astro-photograph in 1995, at the age of 16, during the passage of comet Hale-Bopp. In 2008, he built his remote backyard observatory. The observatory now houses his setup, but also his friends. Thanks to the internet, they all control their equipment from a distance…

In 2017, he created the Deep Sky Team with Franck and two other friends.

Vigney González Rojas

Vigney González Rojas

Legal Representative

Vigney is Deep Sky Chile legal representative. He was born in Rio Hurtado Valley and decided, after several years spent in town, to return to settle there with his family… He has a perfect knowledge of the land and its inhabitants.

Entrepreneur for many years, Vigney is a professional who is fully involved in all projects in which he participates.

He lives near the observatories and is able to intervene very quickly on site in case of simple need.

Alain Maury

Alain Maury

Technical consultant & Business contributor

Alain heads SpaceObs, a company he founded 15 years ago in the Atacama Desert. Alain offers tourist accommodations in high-end lodges and receives public for astronomical tours. He also hosts robotic telescopes for his customers but has now reached his maximum capacity and cannot accept more clients.

Alain is a technical consultant and a business contributor for Deep Sky Chile. We thank him very much for his kindness and the confidence he demonstrated by accompanying us in this beautiful project.

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