University of Valencia logoLogo CSIC Logo del portal

Presentation of the book «Algo nuevo en los cielos» by Antonio Martínez Ron

  • May 12nd, 2022
«Algo nuevo en los cielos»

The Casa de la Ciència of CSIC in Valencia hosts the presentation of «Algo nuevo en los cielos», the latest book by science journalist and writer Antonio Martínez Ron. The event will be held on Wednesday May 18 at 19h and is organized by I2SysBio on the occasion of the visit of the students of the Master in Integrative Synthetic Biology (MISB, CSIC-UIMP).

The book «Algo nuevo en los cielos. El gran viaje de la humanidad por los océanos del aire» (Editorial Crítica, 2022) is a journey through the history of knowledge of the sky, a narrative about how the secrets of the atmosphere were deciphered as humanity ascended higher and higher and gained perspective on its place in the universe. The text answers questions such as why it rains, what the air we breathe is made of, or where space begins from the perspective of those who conquered, step by step, the celestial vault. Antonio Martínez Ron, science journalist and writer, has made a great task of documentation and transmits us through these pages his passion for, in his own words, "that vertical journey, which began in the mountains and continued in balloons, planes and rockets, one of the most fascinating adventures that has ever starred the human being". Martínez Ron has been awarded the Ondas and Concha García Campoy prizes, was one of the founders of the Naukas platform and has collaborated with the program Órbita Laika (TVE). He is the author of the books "El ojo desnudo", "¿Qué ven los astronautas cuando cierran los ojos?" and "Papá, ¿dónde se enchufa el sol?".

Antonio Martínez Ron will share the table with Anna Mateu, editor of the University of Valencia magazine Mètode. Juli Peretó, researcher at the Institute of Integrative Systems Biology (I2SysBio, CSIC-UV) and professor at the UV, will present the event.

The presentation will take place in the Salón de actos at Casa de la Ciència (C. Batlia, 1. Plaça de la Verge, València), on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 pm. Admission is free until full capacity is reached.