Dr Francisco Diego
(fd at star.ucl.ac.uk)
Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy University College London, vice president of the UK Association for Astronomy Education and a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. He is a keen populariser of astronomy and has extensive experience as a planetarium producer/presenter, lecturer, author and broadcaster. He has appeared on TV series like Stephen Hawking's Universe, BBC's The Planets and more recently, the world-wide version of BBC's Wonders of the Universe and The Seven Ages of Starlight. Veteran of 20 solar eclipse expeditions. Founder and director of Your Universe, the UCL festival of Astronomy. Producing and delivering The Mind of the Universe, a collection of public and school lectures and teacher workshops on astrophysics, cosmology and life in the Universe.
Solar eclipse expedition to the Gobi desert, August 2008
. Aligning portable telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands
Lecture on board the QM2