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

A/Prof Ángel R. López-Sánchez is an astrophysicist and science communicator working at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Macquarie University (MQ). He is a recognised expert in the study of how the gas is converted into stars in galaxies and how this affects galaxy evolution. He graduated in Theoretical Physics at the University of Granada (2000) and completed his PhD Thesis in Astrophysics at the prestigious “Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias” (IAC, Spain) and the University of La Laguna (Spain) in 2006. He moved to Australia in 2007, joining CSIRO “Astronomy and Space Science” to perform radio-interferometric observations of gas-rich galaxies at the Australian Telescope Compact Array. In 2011 he joined the Australian Astronomical Observatory and Macquarie University combining instrumentation support, research, lecturing, and outreach. He was appointed as a full-time research academic at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University in May 2023. He is the president of the association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP), the vice-president of the Astronomical Association of Córdoba (AAC, Spain), representative in the Andalusian Astronomy Network (RAdA), and member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), the Spanish Astronomy Society (SEA), and the Australian Astronomy Society (ASA). He is a globally-recognised science communicator, with visibility in Spanish and Australian printed, broadcast, and social media. He is also a passionate amateur astronomer that uses his own equipment for capturing the beauty of the Cosmos. His stunning astronomy time-lapse videos and photos have received +1/2 million views in YouTube and have been seen in TV channels in USA, Australia and Spain, science museums worldwide, and textbooks.