I am a Spanish astrophysicist working at the Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Macquarie University (MQ) in Sydney (Australia). My research is focused in the analysis of star formation phenomena in galaxies of the Local Universe, especially in dwarf starbursts and spiral galaxies. I’m using a multiwavelength approach and hence I combine ultraviolet, optical, infrared, and radio data to characterize the physical and chemical properties of galaxies and get a better understanding of the physical processes than govern their nature and evolution.

I have large experience teaching and supporting undergraduate and PhD students and giving lectures and classes about Astronomy. Outreach is a very important part of my work as a scientist. As an active amateur astronomer I enjoy observing the sky with my eyes, binoculars, or small telescopes and taking astronomical images using my own equipment. This webpage contains a large compilation of my images that includes galaxies, nebulae, astronomical observatories, time-lapse videos, and even drawings and photos taken using amateur techniques. The majority of these images are hosted in my Flickr webpage.

I’m originally from the beautify city of Córdoba (Spain). I got my Physics Degree at the University of Granada in 2000 and my PhD Thesis at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias / La Laguna University (Tenerife, Spain) in 2006. Between 2007 and 2010 I worked at the CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (Australia Telescope National Facility), obtaining many radio and optical data of galaxies of the Local Volume. Part of my actual job is providing support to the Anglo-Australian Telescope.

I was the first Spanish astronomer hosting a blog only dedicated to Astronomy, El Lobo Rayado (here the English Translation using Google), which was created in early 2004. Since 2011 I also maintain a blog in English, The Lined Wolf, which is focused on publicising my scientific work and outreach activities in Australia. You can also find me in Facebook and Twitter.


Dr. Ángel R. López-Sánchez

Australian Astronomical Observatory

105 Delhi Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113
PO Box 915, North Ryde, NSW 1670, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)2 9372 4898
FAX: +61 (0)2 9372 4880
e-mail: angel.lopez-sanchez [at] aao [dot] gov [dot] au

Macquarie University

Department of Physics and Astronomy,
NSW 2109, Australia

e-mail: angel.lopez-sanchez [at] mq [dot] edu [dot] au

Me and the 2dF robot at the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory.

Me at the AAT