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astronomer , researcher

José Juan López-Moreno, Spanish astronomer, researcher. Achievements include being able to determine the distribution of infrared OH emissions on the earth's atmosphere by using rocket-borne instrumentation. Airglow modelling; atmospheric composition and planetary exploration; comets; far ultraviolet night glow from EURD. Member American Geophysical Union, International Astronomical Union, European Geophysical Society.

Background

López-Moreno, José Juan was born on August 27, 1950 in Jaén, Spain. Son of Baltasar López and Cristina Moreno.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Madrid, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Granada, Spain, 1979.

Career

Assistant professor physics University Granada, 1973-1980. Postdoctoral fellow Andalusian Institute Astrophysics, Granada, 1980-1985, researcher, since 1985, head solar system department, since 1991. Member solar system working group European space science, European Space Agency, 1993-1997.

Member science advisory group instrment GOMOS, European Space Agency, 1992-1996. Member Saturn Orbiter Review Panel, European Space Agency-National Aeronautics and Space Administration mission CASSINI-HUYGENS, 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being able to determine the distribution of infrared OH emissions on the earth's atmosphere by using rocket-borne instrumentation. Airglow modelling; atmospheric composition and planetary exploration. Comets; far ultraviolet night glow from EURD.

Membership

Member American Geophysical Union, International Astronomical Union, European Geophysical Society.

Connections

Married M. Eugenia Urdiales. Children: José Mariano, Rafael, Juan Manuel.

father:
Baltasar López

mother:
Cristina Moreno

spouse:
M. Eugenia Urdiales

child:
José Mariano López-Moreno

child:
Rafael López-Moreno

child:
Juan Manuel López-Moreno