Michiel Boender grew up in the Netherlands where he first came in touch with Vedic Astrology. He moved to the US in 1989 where he received a M.S. in Computer Science, as well as formal training in teaching Vedic Astrology. Michiel has been developing Vedic Astrology software for the last 23 years, including Parashara’s Light, Shri Muhurta, Vedic Astrology Bookshelf, and Vedic Astrology web services. He was co-creator of the ACVA online program, and co-author of “Vedic Astrology, a Beginner’s Guide”. He is involved in several Vedic astrology research projects. Michiel takes keen interest in supporting a sound, scientific approach to understanding Vedic Astrology.