David Barrado Navascues, 42 years old
born in Madrid, Spain
Place of work:
German-Spanish Astronomical Center (Calar Alto Observatory), Almería, Southern Spain. Executive director.
Place of work (for science):
Centro de Astrobiología, located at the European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain
A researcher at the Center for Astrobiology, whihc is both part of the Spanish Space Agency (INTA) and the Spanish Reseach Council (CSIC), David has published over 80 scientific papers and has used many of the world’s most powerful telescopes. He believes that outreach activities help the public understand how important science is.