Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy

Start year
2019
End year
2024

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    General
    Description

    What is it?

    It is an IAC initiative that aims to make visible the work of women in Astronomy-Astrophysics, while offering girls inspiring models to promote their scientific and technological vocations. It consists of videoconferences with educational centres by women astrophysicists and engineers who work at the IAC and at other institutions present in the Observatories of the Canary Islands, in which they explain their work, talk about their field of research and answer students' questions about the scientific and technological careers, the Universe or the methods we use to get to know it better.

    The duration of the videoconferences is 50-60 minutes. The default language is Spanish, although, as the IAC and its Observatories are internationalised centres, it can also be requested in other languages (English, Italian, French). 

    For whom?

    The activity is aimed at Spanish educational centres, from Primary Education until High School and Vocational Training.  

    When?

    The activities will start on February and will continue until June, on the dates and times agreed between the applicant schools and the participating speakers. 

    How to register?

    If you are a teacher at a Spanish school and you are interested in participating in this initiative, register your school using this inscription form and request a videoconference.

    If you want to request two videoconferences (maximum per school) for different levels or with different themes, please send two different requests to make it easier for us to manage them.

    Registration will be open until the maximum number of videoconferences we can do in a school year is covered. If it is not possible for us to hold the videoconference on the requested date, we will propose a new one.

    Who is involved?

    Edition 2023
    Adriana de Lorenzo Cáceres Rodríguez

    Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Extragalactic Astrophysics

    Alba Fernández-Barral

    Alba Fernández-Barral 

    Outreach and Education Coordinator (CTA Observatory)

    Gamma-ray astronomy, outreach and communication

    Alejandra Martín Gálvez

    Alejandra Martín Gálvez

    Project manager (IAC)

    R&D&I management

    Alice Borghese

    Alice Borghese 

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Neutron stars, high-energy astrophysics (X-rays)

    Ángela Hernández Delgado

    Ángela Hernández Delgado

    Engineer (IAC)

    Computer science

    Anna Ferre Mateu

    Anna Ferre Mateu

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Formation and evolution of galaxies

    Arianna Di Cintio

    Arianna Di Cintio

    Distinguished researcher "Fundación La Caixa" (IAC / ULL)

    Galaxy formation

    Beatriz Mingo Fernandez

    Beatriz Mingo Fernandez 

    Researcher (The Open University)

    Extragalactic astrophysics, X-ray instrumentation

    Beatriz Varona

    Beatriz Varona

    Telescopic Operations Technician (IAC)

    Astronomical observatories, public outreach

    Cecilia Fariña

    Cecilia Fariña

    Support astronomer (ING)

    High-mass star formation. Astronomical instrumentation and observation

    Cristina Ramos Almeida

    Cristina Ramos Almeida

    Researcher (IAC)

    Galaxies

    Elena Arjona Gálvez

    Elena Arjona Gálvez 

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Galaxy evolution, dwarf galaxies, simulations

    Emma Esparza Borges

    Emma Esparza Borges

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Exoplanets (atmospheres and detection)

    Emma Fernández Alvar

    Emma Fernández Alvar 

    Postdoctoral researcher (ULL)

    Milky Way

    Evanthia Hatziminaoglou

    Evanthia Hatziminaoglou

    ALMA Support astronomer, Deputy head of the ALMA Regional Centre (ARC, ESO)

    Active galaxies

    Giovanna Speranza

    Giovanna Speranza

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC, ULL)

    Black holes, active galactic nuclei  

    Gloria Andreuzzi

    Gloria Andreuzzi

    Astronomer (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo)

    Stellar clusters, exoplanets 

    Hissa Lucio Medeiros

    Hissa Maria Lucio Medeiros

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Small bodies in the Solar System. Asteroids, comets and meteors

    Icíar Montilla

    Icíar Montilla

    Engineer (IAC)

    Astronomical instrumentation, adaptive optics, high resolution

    Judith Santos Torres

    Judith Santos Torres

    Support astronomer (ING)

    Galactic physics, Milky Way and Local Group, outreach

    Laura Scholz Díaz

    Laura Scholz Díaz 

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC, ULL)

    Formation and evolution of galaxies

    Mary Barreto

    Mary Barreto

    Engineer (IAC)

    Project management

    Mireia Montes Quiles

    Mireia Montes Quiles

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Extragalactic astronomy, low surface brightness

    Mireia Nievas Rosillo

    Mireia Nievas Rosillo

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Astroparticles, gamma-ray astronomy

    Nataly Ospina Escobar

    Nataly Ospina Escobar

    Postdoctoral researcher (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

    Neutrinos and high-energy Astrophysics

    Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio

    Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio 

    Astrophysicist and coordinator of education projects (IAC)

    Galaxies, Astrophysics outreach, robotic telescopes

    Patricia Chinchilla Gallego

    Patricia Chinchilla Gallego

    Astrophysicist and science communicator (IAC)

    Brown dwarfs, exoplanets, space technology

    Paula Sola La Serna

    Paula Sola La Serna

    Engineer (IAC)

    Development of optical instrumentation applied to astronomical observation

    Pepa Becerra

    Pepa Becerra González

    Researcher (IAC)

    Astroparticles

    Virginia Cúneo

    Virginia Cúneo

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Compact binaries (black holes, neutron stars, white dwarfs)

    Previous editions
    Colaboradoras del proyecto "Habla con Ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía" edición 2022
    Collaborators of the project "Speak with Them: Women in Astronomy" edition 2022

     

    Colaboradoras del proyecto "Habla con Ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía" edición 2021
    Collaborators of the project "Speak with Them: Women in Astronomy" edition 2021

     

    Colaboradoras del proyecto "Habla con Ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía" edición 2020
    Collaborators of the project "Speak with Them: Women in Astronomy" edition 2020

     

    Principal investigator
    Collaborators
    Beatriz Mingo Fernandez
    Evanthia Hatziminaoglou
    Jennifer Carter
    Núria Casasayas Barris
    Patricia Chinchilla Gallego
    Iballa Beatriz Cabello García

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    Related documents
    Proceeding IAU CAP 2021 "Habla con Ellas: Mujeres en Astronomía"

    Proceeding de la comunicación "Neither Sheldon, nor Koothrappali, nor Wolowitz: How to change stereotypes in Astronomy with videoconferencing" presentada en el Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference 2021 de la IAU.

    Date
    Year
    2021