Vladimir Georgiev SHODROV

Born on Feb. 10, 1930 in the village of Staliyska Mahala, Lom municipality, Montana district. Married, has three daughters.

Research associate in the Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Lecturer in Shumen University. Dean of Shumen Univesity 1991-94. Director of the Institute of Astronomy since 1994.

Member of the National Coordination Council of UDF since 1995. MP (elected in Shumen) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF).

Publications: "Planetary Potential", several popular books, and over 200 scientific articles.