Director Manager: Luis A. Mansilla Salvo
Luis is Coordinator of the Comets Section of the Ibero-American League since April 27, 2004 and administrator of the Comet Trackers (Rastreadores de Cometas) website with an experience in observation and photography since March 1970
Scientific Adviser: Charles S. Morris
Charles S. Morris has agreed to assist the LIADA Comet Observations Database by becoming a Scientific Advisor. He has developed a visual magnitude estimation method and has spent decades studying comet photometry. Charles has observed more than 300 comets visually and is currently conducting a comet CCD observing program with his 40cm SCT. From 1995-2007, he hosted the Comet Observation Home Page (COHP), first at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and then independently. It was there that the format used by LIADA was developed. He is also the Associate Editor of ICQ. Both the ICQ and COHP/LIADA formats provide different advantages for the archival of comet photometry. Designed for the internet/web initially, the COHP/LIADA format has more flexibility for allowing observer comments.
Thank you very much, Charles, for interpreting our spirit, a vocation of service and collaborating by providing your knowledge and experience. And for strengthing this work that has 15 years of perseverance and dedication for the scientific community.