Science communication events in December 2019

(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 en Brisbane, Canberra y Melbourne en las siguientes semanas. Los eventos están patrocinados mayoritariamente por la embajada de España en Australia. En cada evento tenemos otros sponsors tal y como reflejan los anuncios adjuntos. Esperamos veros en alguno de estos eventos. Ayúdanos a promocionar el evento entre otros investigadores- ¡sobre todo españoles!


Inaugural Research Bites followed by reception
When: Wednesday 11th December 2019, 4pm
Where: Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation

Queensland University of Technology (Kelvin Grove campus)

Research Bites are periodical informal meetings organised by SRAP aiming to facilitate the exchange of local experiences and to transfer knowledge among other researchers based in Australia.

Booking is required –



Third Research Bites followed by Christmas drinks
When: Wednesday 11th December 2019, 6pm
Where: Mt Stromlo Observatory Visitor Centre



Research Tapas with pre-Christmas food and drinks
When: Tuesday 17th December 2019, 6pm
Where: La Bodega de Andres, 361 Brunswick St; Fitzroy VIC 3065


Usamos la oportunidad de desearos unas felicidades Navidades y un prospero 2020 lleno de alegría, de buena salud y de interesantes eventos de SRAP.




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.