Astronomy event at Scienceworks, Melbourne

Article originally written for the blog of the Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific (SRAP-IEAP) association.

Last Saturday 28th April we had a very special event at Scienceworks (Melbourne, Victoria): a Astronomy talk and a special projection of the planetary show “Una estrella para Cervantes” (A star for Cervantes). The event was hosted by astrophysicist and science communicator Ángel R. López-Sánchez (AAO/MQU), who was in charge of giving a talk about the techniques that astronomers use for detecting planets around other stars and how they survey the sky. Our Chair, Sergio León-Saval (University of Sydney) also provided an overview of our association. The event was organized by Elena López Varela, Ángel R. López-Sánchez and Kate Bernard.

Astronomer Ángel López-Sánchez during his talk. Credit: SRAP-IEAP.

Sergio León-Saval (left) and Ángel López-Sánchez (second left) with the Kate Bernard, director of Sciencework (second right) and Elena López Varela (righe). Credit: SRAP.-IEAP

Sergio León-Saval during his talk about SRAP-IEAP. Credit: SRAP-IEAP.

We really thank the very friendly staff of Sciencework, who really helped to get this event happening, and to the support of the Consulado General de España en Melbourne. We also thank staff at the Planetarium of Pamplona, specially to Javier Armentia, for their help providing on time the high-resolution files of the movie.

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