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)

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

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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 Summary (PDF file 849.90 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons