Angel.Lopez-Sanchez


Angel.Lopez-Sanchez

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.

Last 17th August our president, Joaquín Valderrama, was interviewed in the “El Ideal” newspaper (Granada, Spain) by journalist Antonio Arenas. The link to the interview in the website of “El Ideal” is here. Of course, the interview is in Spanish! Congrats Joaquín! The full text of the interview, only available […]

Joaquín Valderrama is interviewed in “El Ideal”


Our member, astrophysicist and science communicator Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University), is involved in a citizen science project that aims to measure the light pollution in Australia this Sunday, 21st June, Winter Solstice. Ángel has written this post for his webpage, that we reproduce here.   Measure the light […]

Measuring the light pollution in Australia with Citizen Science


Our member Teresa Ubide (University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) is shortlisted to the “2020 Queensland Women in STEM prize“. She presents her research with a great 2 minutes video:     The award is given by popular vote that is now open to the public. You can vote for her […]

Teresa Ubide, shortlisted to the “2020 QLD Women in STEM” ...



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 […]

“Astronomía para Principiantes” continues in SBS radio in Spanish


On 14th January 2020 our member Óscar Pérez Concha was interviewed in the radio show “Punto de Enlace” de Radio Nacional de España (RNE, the public Spanish radio). The interview was about his research in Australia, where Óscar works in “big data” projects with applications on health. He also summarised the […]

Interview to Óscar Pérez Concha in RNE


(Post only available in Spanish, but the information about the events is in English) Después de una tanda bien larga de eventos organizados en 2019 por la Asociación de Investigadores Españoles en Australia-Pacifico (SRAP-IEAP), tenemos el gusto de invitaros a tres eventos de divulgación científica que van a tener lugar […]

Science communication events in December 2019



Today I’ve done something I would have not expected to do in Australia: I gave a talk in Spanish! In my 12+ years living and working in this country I can only think in 2 occasions I did something like this: in 2009 I gave an informal talk about my […]

Talking Astronomy in ALCE Willoughby Sydney


The Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP) and the Embassy of Spain in Canberra announce that The Malaspina Award 2019 has been bestowed upon Loyola University Andalusia, Spain for enhancing Australia-Spain relations and providing new international research opportunities for Spanish and Australian researchers. Loyola University’s partnerships with five research […]

II Malaspina Award


Ayer jueves 7 de noviembre de 2019 celebramos el 5º Foro de Investigación Australia-España en Canberra. Hemos recopilado todos los tuits publicados desde nuestra cuenta, @srap_ieap, en un hilo de Twitter que se puede encontrar aquí. Gracias a la “Thread Reader App” hemos podido también crear un post compilando todos los tuits: […]

5º Foro de Investigación Australia-España: compilación de tuits



Today our member Sergio León-Saval has been interviewed as part of a series from the Spanish magazine La Razón called Innovadores by Inndux (https://innovadores.larazon.es/es/). This section showcases many researchers and innovators around the world outreaching science and innovation to society. Sergio works in astrophotonics, developping optical methods for astronomical instrumentation. […]

Interview to Sergio León-Saval in “La Razón”


(Post only available in Spanish, but read the UNSW Media Release about it) Nuestra socia, la ecóloga marina española Adriana Vergés ha sido galardonada hoy por la UNSW en Australia con el premio “UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize” por su “liderazgo creativo y persuasivo” en la concienciación de la población […]

Marine ecologist Adriana Vergés receives UNSW’s Emerging Thought Leader Prize