Pedro Russo Associate

Pedro is the International Project Manager of the educational project Universe Awareness, based at the Leiden University, in the Netherlands.

He obtained his university degree in astronomy and a Master’s degree in geophysics from the University of Porto, Portugal. At Centro Multimeios de Espinho he discovered his taste for science communication. He was the Global Coordinator of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, based at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Munich. Before assuming this position he spent 18 months working with data from the Venus Monitoring Camera onboard ESA’s Venus Express. Meanwhile Pedro has been associating with different international organisations, including Europlanet (European Planetology Network), IAU Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public and EGU Earth and Space Science Informatics Division. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Communicating Astronomy with the Public scientific journal.

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