Talk to Them: Women in Astronomy

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    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.  


    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?

    Alicia López Oramas photo

    Alicia López Oramas 

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Very high energy astrophysics

    Icíar Montilla photo

    Icíar Montilla

    Engineer (IAC)

    Adaptive optics, optical communications, interferometry, high resolution

    Alba Fernández-Barral photo

    Alba Fernández-Barral 

    Outreach and Education Coordinator (CTA Observatory)

    Gamma-ray astronomy, outreach and communication

    Julia de León photo

    Julia de León Cruz 

    Researcher (IAC)

    Small bodies of the Solar System

    Adriana de Lorenzo Cáceres Rodríguez photo

    Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres Rodríguez

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Extragalactic astrophysics

    Laura Scholz Díaz photo

    Laura Scholz Díaz 

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Formation and evolution of galaxies

    Ángela Hernández Delgado photo

    Ángela Hernández Delgado

    Engineer (IAC)

    IT, computer science

    Lucía González Cuesta photo

    Lucía González Cuesta

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Astro-seismology, exoplanets

    Beatriz Mingo Fernandez photo

    Beatriz Mingo Fernandez 

    Researcher (The Open University)

    Extragalactic astrophysics, X-ray instrumentation

    María Jesús Arévalo Morales photo

    María Jesús Arévalo Morales 

    Researcher and university professor (IAC, ULL)

    Stellar astrophysics

    Carme Gallart photo

    Carme Gallart

    Researcher (IAC) 

    Formation and evolution of galaxies

    Mary Barreto photo

    Mary Barreto

    Engineer (IAC)

    Project management

    Carmen P. Padilla Torres photo

    Carmen P. Padilla-Torres

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC) and telescope operator (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, FGG)

    Cosmology, galaxy clusters, galaxies in emission, telescopes

    Montserrat Armas Padilla photo

    Montserrat Armas Padilla

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Black holes, neutron stars, X-rays astrophysics

    Cecilia Fariña  photo

    Cecilia Fariña

    Support Astronomer (Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes)

    Stellar formation, high mass stars, instrumentation, telescope operation

    Nataly Ospina Escobar photo

    Nataly Ospina Escobar

    Postdoctoral researcher (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

    Neutrinos, novae accretion and their X-ray and gamma-ray emission, Multimessenger Astrophysics

    Cristina Ramos Almeida photo

    Cristina Ramos Almeida

    Researcher (IAC)


    Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio photo

    Nayra Rodríguez Eugenio 

    Astrophysicist and coordinator of education projects (IAC)

    Galaxies, Astrophysics outreach, robotic telescopes

    Evanthia Hatziminaoglou photo

    Evanthia Hatziminaoglou

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

    Active galaxies

    Paula Sola La Serna photo

    Paula Sola La Serna

    Engineer (IAC)

    Development of optical instrumentation applied to astronomical observation

    Francesca Pinna photo

    Francesca Pinna

    Postdoctoral researcher (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy)

    Nearby galaxies

    Pepa Becerra photo

    Pepa Becerra González

    Researcher (IAC)


    Gloria Andreuzzi photo

    Gloria Andreuzzi

    Astronomer (Telescopio Nazionale Galileo)

    Star clusters, exoplanets 

    Sandra Benítez Herrera photo

    Sandra Benítez Herrera

    Astrophysicist and science communicator (IAC)


    Giovanna Speranza photo

    Giovanna Speranza

    Predoctoral researcher (IAC, ULL)

    Agujeros negros, núcleos activos de galaxias  

    Sara González Pérez photo

    Sara González Pérez

    Engineer and university lecturer (ULL, IACTec)

      Renewable energies, Technology and Experimental Science Education

    Iballa Cabello photo

    Iballa Beatriz Cabello García

    Postdoctoral researcher (IAC)

    Solar Physics

    Alejandra Martín Gálvez photo

    Alejandra Martín Gálvez

    Project manager (IAC)

    R&D&I management


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

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