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Space in the Classroom I

Moimenta da Beira School District

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Two space professionals, an expert in Optics and a science communicator, visit Moimenta da Beira School District.

Node: Ciência Viva

Key topic: Space professionals

Date: 8 October 2020
 

Venue: Online

Two space professionals, an expert in Optics and a science communicator, visit Moimenta da Beira School District.

Alexandre Cabral, technological physicist expert in optics and professor at the Physics Department of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA). He was responsible for national participation in the construction of the high-resolution spectrograph ESPRESSO, an instrument that serves to view the spectrum of the stars, installed at the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

Mariana Barrosa started her career in science communication in Portugal where she coordinated Centro Multimeios de Espinho, a science centre and planetarium. After completing an MSc in Science Communication in the UK, she went on to work at the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) Global Secretariat in Munich. She co-founded The Science Office and joined its team as Executive Director in 2010. Since then she oversees the company, is the contact point for the clients and manages all its projects including the ones for the European Space Agency and Europlanet.

For inquiries contact:

Ana Noronha
Ciência Viva

anoronha@cienciaviva.pt

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