Outreach

Scientists want to reach out to the general public about many aspects of the research in Astronomy and resources available.

Radio Cosmo 1420

Together with Dr. Carolina Rodríguez aka “La Mujer Cohete” I co-produce a podcast in Spanish where we discuss several aspects of Astronomy and stories about the life of an Astronomer.

Online Astronomy Talk: The Very First Light

Are we able to see the first stars and galaxies in the Universe? How do we know they are the very first stars? These early luminous objects determined the formation of structure in our Universe that led to the distribution of matter that we observe today.

Organised by the Visitor Centre at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh

Open days at the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh

Once a year the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh on Blackford Hill opens the site to the general public to display the science being locally made. I have been part of the open days two consecutive years so far, in 2018 and 2019. During the open days, there are several options for activities addressed to adults, youths and children. With children (and some brave adults) we do face painting and basic first drawings of Galaxies and how we imagine the Universe looks like. But also we explain more advanced concepts in full talks addressed to people interested in a more detailed explanation of how our Universe works and all the facilities humanity has developed to advance in this field.

Astronomy on Tap (AoT) in Edinburgh

As advertised in their own webpage http://astronomyontap.org/ this is a free event where “Scientists, educators, writers, artists & more reveal how they explore the universe at a bar near you!

I was invited to participate in AoT with an engaging presentation about Jupiter.

Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies in the United Kingdom

Every year the Mexican Society in the United Kingdom calls for volunteers who are studying in any university across the country to organise a conference aimed to show the work made by Mexican students in these universities or researchers working on studies about Mexico. I have participated giving a talk about my research in Astrophysics since I arrived to the UK in 2013 to do my PhD at University College London (UCL). In 2015 I was part of the Scientific and Local Organising committee of the XIII Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies at UCL.