Our member, astrophysicist and science communicator
Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), continues in 2020 his collaboration with SBS radio in Spanish, that started in February 2016. The 10-minutes monthly segment “ Astronomía para Principiantes” (Astronomy for Beginners) is usually broadcasted the first or the last Sunday of the month.
In 2020 Ángel has already participated in two episodes: on Sunday February 2nd (episode 42), when he discussed the situation of the intriguing change of brightness of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse with Carmenza Jiménez, and on Sunday March 1st (episode 43), when he talked with Esther Lozano about the Australian Space Agency.
All the interviews are, of course, in Spanish. Although the audio files can be found in the
SBS radio in Spanish webpages, Ángel compiles them in his iVoox channel.
More information about “
Astronomía para Principiantes” in the blogs by Ángel López-Sánchez:
“Astronomía para Principiantes”, sección mensual en SBS Radio Australia en español, Universo Rayado, 5 abril, 2019.
Podcast “Astronomía para Principiantes” in SBS radio Australia in Spanish, The Lined Wolf, 5 April 2019
“Astronomía para Principiantes” en iVoox, El Lobo Rayado, 1 febrero 2017
“Astronomía para Principiantes”, my new collaboration with radio SBS Australia, The Lined Wolf, 17 febrero 2016
“Astronomía para Principiantes”, colaboración con radio SBS Australia, El Lobo Rayado, 8 febrero 2016 About Angel.Lopez-Sanchez
Dr Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the Australian Astronomical Optics (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (NSW, Australia). His research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies, using multi-wavelength (UV, optical, IR, radio) data. He presented his PhD Thesis at University of La Laguna and the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (Spain) in 2006. In 2007 he joined CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science (Sydney) with a postdoctoral position. He then joined the AAO (formerly the Australian Astronomical Observatory) and MQ in 2011. In July 2018 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at AAO-MQ.
He has been providing instrument and observing support at the Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT, Siding Spring Observatory, NSW) since 2011, being the instrument scientist of several instruments: the multi-fiber spectrograph 2dF+AAOmega and the near-infrared imager and spectrograph IRIS2. He also has large experience with integral-field spectroscopy (IFS), being a very active member of the SAMI collaboration at the AAT and part of the HECTOR Science Team. He currently is the Instrument Scientist of KOALA+AAOmega at the AAT, and leads the international astronomy survey "HI KOALA IFS Dwarf and irregular galaxy Survey" (Hi-KIDS), that is getting unique, high-quality IFS data of a sample of 100 nearby dwarf and irregular galaxies for which 21cm H I interferometric data is available
He has large experience teaching undergraduate and PhD students and giving lectures and classes about Astronomy. Dr. López-Sánchez is passionate science communicator who continuously gives talks and public lectures, writes popular science articles and organizes science communication events and stargazing activities. He is very active in social media, his Twitter feed is @El_Lobo_Rayado.