Antonio Zamora has a multidisciplinary background in chemistry, computer science and computational linguistics. He studied chemistry at the University of Texas, and Computer and Information Science at Ohio State University. Mr. Zamora worked for many years as an editor and researcher at Chemical Abstracts Service developing chemical information applications. He also worked as a senior programmer at IBM on spelling checkers and novel multilingual information retrieval tools. He was the author of 13 patents. After his retirement from IBM, Mr. Zamora worked as a consultant for the American Chemical Society, the National Library of Medicine, and the Department of Energy to support semantic enhancements for search engines. Mr. Zamora has been interested in astronomy since childhood when his father helped him build a refracting telescope. During retirement, Mr. Zamora has completed massive open online courses in astronomy, geology and paleobiology. He regularly attends the seminars of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism at the Carnegie Institution of Washington.