Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez

Postdoc at Australian Astronomical Observatory / Macquarie University

Astronomy & Astrophysics
using multiwavelength data

Rainbow over the Anglo-Australian Telescope in Siding Spring Observatory, NSW, Australia © Á.R.L-S.

Talk in Redeemer Baptist School (North Parramatta, Sydney) on 9 June 2009.

Showing the wonders of the Starry Sky to the General Public

I consider that the outreach activities are among the most important (and rewarding!) tasks scientists should perform. Therefore, I try to do all the outreach I can, in both Spanish and English languages. I update my blog about Astronomy, El Lobo Rayado (translation of The Lined Wolf, it is only in Spanish) at least 2 or 3 times per week. At the same time I include a link in both Spanish and English in my Facebook wall.

Hence, I'll compile here my outreach activities. By now, please check the compilation of my writings about Astronomy in the Sunday Supplement El Zoco in the local newspaper Diario Córdoba (Spain) in this webpage (Only in Spanish, sorry). Below I'm including the activities I'm doing in Australia.

Talk in Redeemer Baptist School (North Parramatta, Sydney) on 9 June 2009,
while participating in CSIRO "Scientists in School" program.
For more information, read post in my blog (in Spanish) or this. © A.R.L-S.

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  • Wednesday, 25th May 2011, 11:00am - 3:30pm: Talks in Seaforth Public School (Seaforth, Sydney), as part of the CSIRO "Scientists in School" program.

    12:15 pm - 01:05 pm: Our Neighbors in Space
    Wanders of the Solar System

    General talk about the Solar System (Sun, Moon, planets, minor planets, asteroids and comets) for students of years 3/4.

    01:45 pm - 03:00 pm: The Life of Stars
    Stellar evolution and introduction to galaxies

    General talk about how stars are born, evolve, and die and their position in the galaxies, for students of years 5/6.

  • Tuesday, 22nd March 2011, 12:30pm: talk in Sydney Girls High School (Surry Hills, Sydney).

    The interacting galaxy pair NGC 6872
    Winners of the Australia's 2010 Gemini School Astronomy Contest

    The Astronomy Club at Sydney Girls High School has won the "Australia's 2010 Gemini School Astronomy Contest" with a spectacular color image of the galaxy pair NGC 6872. I'll show how astronomical images are obtained using professional telescopes and how galaxies interact.

  • Friday, 11th February 2011, 8pm: talk in The Astronomical Society of New South Wales Incorporated (Epping, Sydney).

    Star formation in nearby galaxies:
    A multiwavelength analysis of galaxies of the Local Volume

    In the last years there has been an increasing number of new multiwavelength information of galaxies, including optical, infrared, ultraviolet and radio data. All these observations provide different views of the galaxies, as optical and near-infrared images inform about the stellar and the ionized gas component, radio data provide the amount of neutral gas available to form new stars, infrared images give information about the amount of dust within the objects, and the ultraviolet data indicate where massive stars and recent star-formation events are located. We are collecting all this information, which include optical/NIR data from the 2.3m ANU and 3.9m AAT telescopes, radio data from Parkes and the ATCA, and UV and IR data provided by the GALEX and Spitzer satellites, to perform a detailed analysis of local star-forming galaxies. In this talk, I will present this exciting project and show some of the surprising results we are finding in well-known galaxies, such as M 83.

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