Our team 

ALEJANDRO SÁNCHEZ

Project leader
PhD. in Astrophysics The Cities at Night project came about thanks to Alejandro’s thesis on light pollution. Alejandro is currently employed by the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia (IAA).

LUCÍA GARCÍA

Project manager
Physicist. Lucía leads the Cities at Night project image. Her experience on radio and TV is a great resource.

JAIME ZAMORANO

PhD. Astrophysics
Jaime Zamorano is a professional astronomer and astrophysics professor at the Department of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Science at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

JESÚS GALLEGO

PhD. Astrophysics
Professional astronomer and astrophysics professor at UCM.

JOSÉ GÓMEZ

Physicist and engineer
Information systems consultant at ADIF. Geographic information systems specialist.

DANIEL LOMBRAÑA

Computer engineer
PhD on Parallel Genetic Programming on Volunteer Desktop Grids.

PACO OCAÑA

Astrophysicist
Currently working as System Engineer for the ESA GSTP project: Test-Bed Telescopes, to provide two robotic telescopes for surveillance of satellites, space debris and NEOs.

SERGIO PASCUAL

PHD. Astrophysics and SW Engineer
Astrophysics post doc at Universidad Complutense de Madrid

AINHOA SÁNCHEZ

Journalist and EU project expert
Project Manager at Universidad Complutense de Madrid

EMMA HOWARD

Translator
Cross Cultural Communication Specialist

 

 

Pictures credit 

All images have been taken by astronauts from NASA, CSA-ASC, ESA, ROSCOSMOS and JAXA. You can find the original pictures on the website “Gateway to astronaut photography of Earth”:

  •  Gateway 
  • The Cities at Night website content was developed entirely to be used for outreach and scientific research. Its content can be used for those purposes as long as a citation of the project is included.

    Creative Commons License. Geo-referenced Cities at Night images from ISS by Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel et al. Atlas of astronaut photos of Earth at night A&G (2014) is distributed under Creative Commons Non commercial attribution – Share 4.0 International licence.

    Our Partners 

    • Stars4all
    • UCM
    • IAA
    • CEGEP
    • ESA
    • Gateway
    • Google
    • Crodcrafting