People

All Exeter Staff | All Cornwall Staff

Loading content
Dr Alejandro Sanchez

Dr Alejandro Sanchez

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

 01326 259467

 Environment and Sustainability Institute desk 14, 1.03

 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK

Alejandro has been involved in light pollution issues since the mid 1990s and has contributed to over 100 articles and contributions to conferences many related to light pollution. He is the leader of “Cities at Night,” a citizen-supported project coordinated with NASA and other space agencies that uses ISS night imagery to raise light pollution awareness.  He earned his PhD from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), with a thesis titled, “Spatial, Temporal and Spectral Variation of Light Pollution and its Sources: Methodology and Results.”

Alejandro is currently doing his postdoc research fellow at Environmental and Sustainability Institute of the University of Exeter and serves as a light pollution advisor to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) newly created Office of Night Sky Quality.  He is an active member of several astronomy and light pollution-related organizations and research networks in Europe, including Cel Fosc (Spain’s association against light pollution) and Sociedad Española de Astronomía (SEA), Loss of the Night network (LoNNe) and STARS4ALL.

In 2014, Alejandro received an IDA Dark Sky Defender award for his leadership role in “Cities at Night” project.

Broad research specialisms:

Light pollution

Calibration of DSLR cameras

Spectroscopy

Qualifications

2015 PhD Astrophisics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2013 Degree in Physics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

2008 MSs Astrophisics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Career

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5007-3799

Research

Research interests

Light pollution

Meteors

Citizen science

Remote sensing

Research projects

Cities at Night: Citizen science crowdsourcing program for the classification and georefenciation of the ISS nocturnal archive.

Mapping ecological risks from the colour spectrum of artifical nighttime lighting

Links


Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Kyba CCM, Kuester T, Sanchez de Miguel A, Baugh K, Jechow A, Holker F, Bennie J, Elvidge CD, Guanter L, Gaston KJ, et al (In Press). Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent. Science Advances
Garcia-Saenz A, Sanchez De Miguel A, Espinosa A, Valentín A, Aragonés N, Llorca J, Amiano P, Martin Sánchez V, Guevara M, Capelo R, et al (2018). Evaluating the association between artificial light-at-night exposure and breast and prostate cancer risk in Spain (MCC-Spain study). Environmental Health Perspectives Full text.
Kyba CCM, Kuester T, Sanchez de Miguel A, Baugh K, Jechow A, Holker F, Bennie J, Elvidge CD, Gaston KJ, Guanter L, et al (2017). Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent. Science Advances, 3 Full text.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Aube M, Zamorano J, Kocifaj M, Roby J, Tapia C (2017). Sky Quality Meter measurements in a colour-changing world. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 467(3), 2966-2979. Author URL.
Estrada-García R, García-Gil M, Acosta L, Bará S, Sanchez-De-Miguel A, Zamorano J (2016). Statistical modelling and satellite monitoring of upward light from public lighting. Lighting Research and Technology, 48(7), 810-822. Abstract.
Kyba CCM, Garz S, Kuechly H, Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J, Fischer J, Hoelker F (2015). High-Resolution Imagery of Earth at Night: New Sources, Opportunities and Challenges. REMOTE SENSING, 7(1), 1-23. Author URL.
Aubà M, Kocifaj M, Zamorano J, Solano Lamphar HA, Sanchez de Miguel A (2015). The spectral amplification effect of clouds to the night sky radiance in Madrid. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 181, 11-23. Abstract.
Bara S, Tilve V, Nievas M, Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2015). Zernike power spectra of clear and cloudy light-polluted urban night skies. APPLIED OPTICS, 54(13), 4120-4129. Author URL.
Madiedo JM, Ortiz JL, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Konovalova N, Castro-Tirado AJ, Ocana F, Sanchez de Miguel A, Izquierdo J, Cabrera-Cano J, et al (2014). Analysis of two superbolides with a cometary origin observed over the Iberian Peninsula. ICARUS, 233, 27-35. Author URL.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Gomez Castano J, Zamorano J, Pascual S, Angeles M, Cayuela L, Martin Martinez G, Challupner P, Kyba CCM (2014). Atlas of astronaut photos of Earth at night. ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS, 55(4), 36-36. Author URL.
Sánchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J, Gómez Castaño J, Pascual S (2014). Evolution of the energy consumed by street lighting in Spain estimated with DMSP-OLS data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 139, 109-117. Abstract.
Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Izquierdo J, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Ortiz JL, Espartero F, Morillas LG, Cardenosa D, et al (2014). Orbits and emission spectra from the 2014 Camelopardalids. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 445(3), 3309-3314. Author URL.
Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Ana-Hernandez L, Izquierdo J, Ortiz JL, Castro-Tirado AJ, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Pastor S, et al (2014). Trajectory, orbit, and spectroscopic analysis of a bright fireball observed over Spain on April 13, 2013. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 569 Author URL.
Bará S, Nievas M, Sánchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2014). Zernike analysis of all-sky night brightness maps. Appl Opt, 53(12), 2677-2686. Abstract.  Author URL.
Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Ortiz JL, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Izquierdo J, Castro-Tirado AJ, Morales N, Galadi D, et al (2013). Analysis of a superbolide from a damocloid observed over Spain on 2012 July 13. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 436(4), 3656-3662. Author URL.
Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Madiedo JM, Williams IP, Dergham J, Cortes J, Castro-Tirado AJ, Ortiz JL, Zamorano J, Ocana F, Izquierdo J, et al (2013). The 2011 October Draconids outburst - I. Orbital elements, meteoroid fluxes and 21P/Giacobini-Zinner delivered mass to Earth. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 433(1), 560-570. Author URL.

Conferences

Ocaña F, Sánchez-De-miguel A, Conde A, Team D (2016). Low cost multi-purpose balloon-borne platform for wide-field imaging and video observation.  Abstract.
Zamorano J, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Pila-Diez B, Gomez Castano J, Pascual S, Tapia C, Gallego J, Fernandez A, Nievas M, et al (2016). Testing sky brightness models against radial dependency: a dense two dimensional survey around the city of Madrid, Spain.  Author URL.
Sánchez De Miguel A, Gallego J, Pérez-González PG, Cardiel N, Zamorano J, Guzman R, González A, Gruel N (2013). Spectrophotometric study in the near-ir of a sample of mips selected galaxies ATZ∼2.
Montes D, Caballero JA, Fernandez-Rodriguez CJ, Alloza LJ, Bertran de Lis S, Garrido-Rubio A, Greciano R, Herranz-Luque JE, Juarez-Martinez I, Manjavacas E, et al (2010). Estimating the Age of Exoplanet's Host Stars by their Membership in Moving Groups and Young Associations.  Author URL.
Gallego J, Cardiel N, Zamorano J, Gorgas J, Castillo-Morales A, Eliche-Moral MC, Gil de Paz A, Pascual S, Perez-Gonzalez PG, Guzman R, et al (2010). GUAIX: the UCM Group of Extragalactic Astrophysics and Astronomical Instrumentation.  Author URL.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2010). Light Pollution in Spain: a European Perspective.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Kyba CCM, Kuester T, Sanchez de Miguel A, Baugh K, Jechow A, Holker F, Bennie J, Elvidge CD, Guanter L, Gaston KJ, et al (In Press). Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent. Science Advances

2018

Garcia-Saenz A, Sanchez De Miguel A, Espinosa A, Valentín A, Aragonés N, Llorca J, Amiano P, Martin Sánchez V, Guevara M, Capelo R, et al (2018). Evaluating the association between artificial light-at-night exposure and breast and prostate cancer risk in Spain (MCC-Spain study). Environmental Health Perspectives Full text.

2017

Kyba CCM, Kuester T, Sanchez de Miguel A, Baugh K, Jechow A, Holker F, Bennie J, Elvidge CD, Gaston KJ, Guanter L, et al (2017). Artificially lit surface of Earth at night increasing in radiance and extent. Science Advances, 3 Full text.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Aube M, Zamorano J, Kocifaj M, Roby J, Tapia C (2017). Sky Quality Meter measurements in a colour-changing world. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 467(3), 2966-2979. Author URL.

2016

Ocaña F, Sánchez-De-miguel A, Conde A, Team D (2016). Low cost multi-purpose balloon-borne platform for wide-field imaging and video observation.  Abstract.
Estrada-García R, García-Gil M, Acosta L, Bará S, Sanchez-De-Miguel A, Zamorano J (2016). Statistical modelling and satellite monitoring of upward light from public lighting. Lighting Research and Technology, 48(7), 810-822. Abstract.
Zamorano J, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Pila-Diez B, Gomez Castano J, Pascual S, Tapia C, Gallego J, Fernandez A, Nievas M, et al (2016). Testing sky brightness models against radial dependency: a dense two dimensional survey around the city of Madrid, Spain.  Author URL.

2015

Kyba CCM, Garz S, Kuechly H, Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J, Fischer J, Hoelker F (2015). High-Resolution Imagery of Earth at Night: New Sources, Opportunities and Challenges. REMOTE SENSING, 7(1), 1-23. Author URL.
Aubà M, Kocifaj M, Zamorano J, Solano Lamphar HA, Sanchez de Miguel A (2015). The spectral amplification effect of clouds to the night sky radiance in Madrid. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 181, 11-23. Abstract.
Bara S, Tilve V, Nievas M, Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2015). Zernike power spectra of clear and cloudy light-polluted urban night skies. APPLIED OPTICS, 54(13), 4120-4129. Author URL.

2014

Madiedo JM, Ortiz JL, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Konovalova N, Castro-Tirado AJ, Ocana F, Sanchez de Miguel A, Izquierdo J, Cabrera-Cano J, et al (2014). Analysis of two superbolides with a cometary origin observed over the Iberian Peninsula. ICARUS, 233, 27-35. Author URL.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Gomez Castano J, Zamorano J, Pascual S, Angeles M, Cayuela L, Martin Martinez G, Challupner P, Kyba CCM (2014). Atlas of astronaut photos of Earth at night. ASTRONOMY & GEOPHYSICS, 55(4), 36-36. Author URL.
Sánchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J, Gómez Castaño J, Pascual S (2014). Evolution of the energy consumed by street lighting in Spain estimated with DMSP-OLS data. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 139, 109-117. Abstract.
Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Izquierdo J, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Ortiz JL, Espartero F, Morillas LG, Cardenosa D, et al (2014). Orbits and emission spectra from the 2014 Camelopardalids. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 445(3), 3309-3314. Author URL.
Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Ana-Hernandez L, Izquierdo J, Ortiz JL, Castro-Tirado AJ, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Pastor S, et al (2014). Trajectory, orbit, and spectroscopic analysis of a bright fireball observed over Spain on April 13, 2013. ASTRONOMY & ASTROPHYSICS, 569 Author URL.
Bará S, Nievas M, Sánchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2014). Zernike analysis of all-sky night brightness maps. Appl Opt, 53(12), 2677-2686. Abstract.  Author URL.

2013

Madiedo JM, Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Zamorano J, Ortiz JL, Sanchez de Miguel A, Ocana F, Izquierdo J, Castro-Tirado AJ, Morales N, Galadi D, et al (2013). Analysis of a superbolide from a damocloid observed over Spain on 2012 July 13. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 436(4), 3656-3662. Author URL.
Sánchez De Miguel A, Gallego J, Pérez-González PG, Cardiel N, Zamorano J, Guzman R, González A, Gruel N (2013). Spectrophotometric study in the near-ir of a sample of mips selected galaxies ATZ∼2.
Trigo-Rodriguez JM, Madiedo JM, Williams IP, Dergham J, Cortes J, Castro-Tirado AJ, Ortiz JL, Zamorano J, Ocana F, Izquierdo J, et al (2013). The 2011 October Draconids outburst - I. Orbital elements, meteoroid fluxes and 21P/Giacobini-Zinner delivered mass to Earth. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 433(1), 560-570. Author URL.

2010

Montes D, Caballero JA, Fernandez-Rodriguez CJ, Alloza LJ, Bertran de Lis S, Garrido-Rubio A, Greciano R, Herranz-Luque JE, Juarez-Martinez I, Manjavacas E, et al (2010). Estimating the Age of Exoplanet's Host Stars by their Membership in Moving Groups and Young Associations.  Author URL.
Gallego J, Cardiel N, Zamorano J, Gorgas J, Castillo-Morales A, Eliche-Moral MC, Gil de Paz A, Pascual S, Perez-Gonzalez PG, Guzman R, et al (2010). GUAIX: the UCM Group of Extragalactic Astrophysics and Astronomical Instrumentation.  Author URL.
Sanchez de Miguel A, Zamorano J (2010). Light Pollution in Spain: a European Perspective.  Author URL.

Alejandro_Sanchez-De-Miguel Details from cache as at 2018-06-24 13:48:30

Refresh publications

Committee/panel activities

Board of directors of the International Dark Sky Association
Coordinator of the Project “Cities at Night”


Media Coverage

Please note the following video is in Spanish: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/espana-a-ras-de-cielo/espana-ras-cielo-espana-noche/3361449/

Back | Edit Profile