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. Keen populariser of natural sciences and


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, The Seven Ages of Starlight and The Secret Life of the Sun. 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. His most recent educational project is called Think Universe!, a novel and ambitious idea to bring fundamental science to the primary and secondary classroom with initial support from the Royal Society.

                                                                                                                         Solar eclipse expedition to the Gobi desert, August 2008

sun QM2Francisco Diego

.        Aligning portable telescopes on La Palma, Canary Islands

  Lecture on board the QM2

Francisco ParanalFrancisco and Meade