Alternativo.MX | Mexico, July 7.- The Mexican astronomer Nahiely Flores Fajardo, who is about to complete her postdoctoral at the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Beijing, managed to act as the organizer and coordinator of the Night of Stars 2014 in China, which received nearly 8 thousand attendees at the Beijing Planetarium.
In this event, the academic from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish) offered a lecture in Spanish about ancient Mexican astronomy, while a scientist from China offered a talk about Chinese astronomy, in order to establish a bridge between the two cultures in the scientific field.
With the support of the director of the Institute of Astronomy, William Lee and director general of Science Dissemination, Jose Franco, the specialist also organized doctoral students, which were volunteers to create children’s workshops and dissemination material.
“I asked them to explain in a poster, as dissemination, what they do and in what objects they are involved, all this in Spanish. In China we did translations, and in the event the posters were all over the planetarium in both languages, “said the researcher in an interview with the News Agency of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, for its acronym in Spanish).
In addition, Flores Fajardo placed third among over a thousand pictures, in the “China in Foreign Teacher’s Eyes” contest, organized by the International Talent Monthly, China Society for Research on International Professional Personnel Exchange and Development as well as the newspaper “China Daily”.
The specialist studied physics at the Faculty of Science, then studied the masters and doctorate in Science, the latter with honors and under the guidance of researchers at the Institute of Astronomy, Christophe Morisset and Luc Binette.
Due to her family influence, Flores Fajardo studied and modeled mechanisms of interstellar gas heating, far away from the part of the galaxy inhabited by stars, since it is known that young and forming stars cause the gas heating.
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