President of Association Leonardo/ISAST, which provides a channel of communication for artists who use science and developing technologies in their work. Roger F. Malina is an astronomer and space scientist. He is former Director of the NASA EUVE Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley, California, and former Director of the Laboratoire d'Astronomie Spatiale CNRS, Marseille, France. He is currently involved in the SNAP project, the development of a space observatory to understand dark energy and dark matter in the universe. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and Chair of their Commission on Space Activities and Society.