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.


A/Prof Sergio León-Saval, SRAP-IEAP Honorary President, was awarded with the Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel la Católica, a decoration from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation that is bestowed upon Spanish or foreign citizens that have excelled in their merits and achievements, as well as in promoting the interests of Spain. The Officer […]

Sergio León-Saval awarded Officer Cross of the Royal Order of Isabel ...


Hoy hemos celebrado el “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data” en el Australian Hearing Hub, Universidad de Macquarie (Sídney, NSW). Durante el evento, confeccionamos un hilo de Twitter (en inglés) compilando todas las charlas, los ponentes, la mesa redonda y los premios. We are starting the @srap_ieap 6th 🇦🇺🇪🇸 Research […]

Éxito del “6th Foro de Investigación Australia-España: Big Data”



We are pleased to announce that the full program of our 6th Australia-Spain Research Forum “Big Data”, that will be held at the Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University (Sydney, NSW) on Friday 27th November 2020, has been released. It is available as a PDF file in this link (26.4 Mb), as well […]

Full program and on-line registration for out “SRAP-IEAP Forum 2020: ...


Our member Sergio León-Saval (Sydney University) has been interviewed today, Tuesday 27th October, in the radio show “Punto de enlace” of RNE (Radio Nacional de España), as invited researcher for the section #CientíficosExterior in collaboration with  RAICEX, la “Red de Asociaciones de Investigadores Españoles en el Extranjero“. The complete show with […]

Interview to Sergio León-Saval in RNE


Our SRAP-IEAP member, Dr. Marta Yebra (Australian National University, ANU), has been appointed as Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence“.   The ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence will undertake advanced research and develop hi-tech solutions to predict, identify and extinguish blazes before they become deadly. The ambitious program will […]

Marta Yebra appointed Director of the “ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre ...



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 SRAP-IEAP member Ángel R. López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Optics, Macquarie University) has been interviewed in ABC Science about the “Supermoon” that we can enjoy tonight, 7th May 2020. The article, written by ABC science journalist Genelle Weule, includes some of the images of the Moon that Ángel has obtained with his […]

Ángel López-Sánchez’s Moon photos in ABC 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