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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Spain

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Juan Ángel Vaquerizo
Juan Ángel Vaquerizo
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Spain
Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, CSIC-INTA)
jvaquerizog​atcab.inta-csic.es


After 15 years as science teacher, I joined the National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) in 2007 as educational manager of the PARTNeR project (partner.cab.inta-csic.es). In 2009 I joined the Education & Public Outreach Department (Unidad de Cultura Científica, UCC) of the Centro de Astrobiología (CAB, CSIC-INTA) as head of educational projects. Since 2016, I am working as UCC Officer. The main goal of the UCC is to disseminate the scientific advances in the field of astrobiology.
I also worked as scientific and content curator in exhibitions on space exploration: “Mars, the Conquest of a Dream” (2017) and “After the Moon. Exploring the Limits of Space” (2019).
Finally, I am member of the Spanish Royal Physics Society (Teaching of Physics Group) and member of the Spanish Society of Astronomy (Astronomy Teaching and Dissemination Group). I am currently working as researcher in Science Education, focused on the Teaching and Learning of Astronomy and Astrobiology. I have recently published my first outreach book “Mars and the enigma of life” (in Spanish).


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Javier Armentia Fructuoso
Javier Armentia Fructuoso
Team Member, NAEC team - Spain
Planetario de Pamplona



Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Carolina Clavijo Aumont
Carolina Clavijo Aumont
Team Member, NAEC team - Spain
Instituto de Educación Secundaria Ítaca (Tomares, Sevilla)



Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Emilio García Gómez-Caro
Emilio García Gómez-Caro
Team Member, NAEC team - Spain
Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA)



Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio
Dr Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio
Team Member, NAEC team - Spain
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC)


Nayra Rodríguez is coordinator of educational programs and science communicator at the Outreach and Press Unit of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).
She studied Physics at the University of La Laguna (ULL), and completed her PhD in Astrophysics at the ULL - IAC, studying the physical and chemical properties of star-forming galaxies at intermediate redshifts.
Since 2011, she coordinates the Educational Project with Robotic Telescopes (PETeR), which allows Spanish students to investigate the Universe using professional robotic telescopes, such as the Liverpool Telescope or Las Cumbres Observatory. She organizes and delivers local, national and international teacher trainings on astronomy topics and the use of robotic telescopes in education.
She is also the coordinator of the “Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy” project and collaborates in several other initiatives aimed at creating female professional role models in science and technology and promoting interest in these areas among students, especially girls.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for Spain please contact:
Juan Ángel Vaquerizo via jvaquerizog​atcab.inta-csic.es

Astronomy Education in Spain

For more information on Astronomy Education in Spain, see the Astronomy Education in Spain document (PDF file 849.90 kB Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons) prepared by our NAEC team