Since the last newsletter, 2 outreach talks have been given by Lourdes Verdes- Montenegro at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía-CSIC in Granada, in December 2016 and February 2017. These talks were addressed to the general public and reached the local audience of Granada. They were both well attended and several copies of the SKA prospectus were handed out.

Both conferences were broadcasted in streaming and are now available at the IAA Communication YouTube Channel.

LVM pictureCaption: Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro, staff Scientist at the IAA-CSIC and coordinator of the Spanish participation in the SKA, during her presentation of “The Square Kilometre Array or… what Einstein, Jodie Foster and 300 engineers have in common”. On 15th December 2016.

Additionally, in mid-March, Lourdes Verdes-Montenegro was invited to give a talk at the Instituto de Ciencias del Espacio-CSIC in Barcelona, to explain about the Spanish participation in the SKA.

Report provided by IAA-CSIC