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EXPLORE THE UNIVERSE LIKE A PRO! We develop innovations in astronomy market for amateur astronomers, schools, universities, even for research.
With a brilliant staff of engineers, designers and expert users, PrimaLuceLab creates innovative products for astronomy like EAGLE control unit, ESATTO microfocuser, ARCO rotator, SESTO SENSO motorized focuser, ECCO environmental controller and PLUS mechanical system.
Filippo Bradaschia - CEO
Filippo graduated in Geology from the University of Trieste where he subsequently obtained a PhD in Geomatics. He has been engaged professionally for many years in scientific, technical and commercial aspects of astronomy and radio astronomy.
He acquired a broad technical knowledge of operational systems with optical and radio instrumentation and published the book "Radio Astronomy, Introduction to the invisible sky" which is available in both Italian and English.
Omar Cauz - CTO
Omar graduated in Electronics and Informatics entering immediately into the production world, where he gained extensive experience in complete mechanical production management: from design to finished product.
An amateur astronomer for many years, especially devoted to astrophotography with cooled cameras. At PrimaLuceLab he occupies the role of CTO and is responsible for the design and development of our products.
Thomas Bramwell - Director of Operations North America
Engineer from Silicon Valley for 20 years, camera addict, telescope junkie. Tom is happiest while out under the darkiest California skies, gathering photons, and looking for ways to make things easier and more fun for astrophotographers.
Tom handles hardware and software support for cusomers located in the United States, Canada and Mexico to bring the spirit of PrimaLuceLabs to the North America.
Stefano Antonutti - Radio astronomy technical support
Stefano graduated in electronics and electrical engineering, and has an intense interest in space and amateur telecommunications. He has worked for many years in the field of office automation, covering various jobs prior to coming to PrimaLuceLab where he has returned to the first love: radio astronomy.
An expert in radio reception, he deals with the engineering and optimization of Radio2Space receivers and telescopes.
Salvatore Pluchino - Lead Software Engineer
Amateur astronomer since he was a teenager, after his Physics studies he worked as a Software Engineer for 15 years at the INAF Radio Astronomy Institute in the Medicina and Noto radio telescopes where he deals with radio science, backend development and control systems.
He founded and chairs the Italian Amateur Radio Astronomy Group and and he's Vice President of the UAI - Italian Amateur Astronomers Union. Author of magazine columns and dozens of scientific and popular astronomical articles, he collaborates with the most famous Italian astronomy magazines.
Marco Luchetta - Astronomy technical support
Marco graduated in electronics and electrical engineering. He has had experience in both the mechanical and in commercial sectors in both Italy and England, where he lived for several years.
Passionate about photography in general, he's never strayed from his DSLR camera and his collection of lenses. From many years he has been an active amateur astronomer with particular interest in astrophotography.
Massimo Di Palma - Systems Integration and Test
Massimo graduated in electronics where he worked in the design of automatic hardware and software testing systems for the tv/appliance industry.
An export in digital systems, Massimo deals with the production and testing of PrimaLuceLab's electronic devices.
Dario Gava - Systems Integration and Test
A construction expert, Dario has occupied various roles in mechanical carpentry and precision machining.
Keen on electronics and computer science, he owns the construction and assembly of Radio2Space radio telescopes and PrimaLuceLab astrophotography products.
Martina Facchini - Administration manager
Martina graduated with a degree in political science, where she handled the administration several different companies, eventually specialing in marketing related to the world of motorsport.
Passionate about travel and nature, she loves horseback riding and hiking in the nearby Dolomites mountains, where she is never without her favorite camera!
Ai sensi dell'art. 1 c.125 della L. 124/2017, si segnala che l’importo delle sovvenzioni, contributi, incarichi retribuiti e comunque vantaggi economici di qualunque genere ricevuti dalle pubbliche amministrazioni e dai soggetti ad esse collegati, non aventi carattere generale e privi di natura corrispettiva, retributiva o risarcitoria, sono pubblicati nel Registro nazionale degli aiuti di Stato di cui all'articolo 52 della legge 24 dicembre 2012, n.234, a cui si rinvia ai sensi dell'articolo 3 - quater, comma 2, del decreto legge n. 135 del 2018.