José Francisco Salgado

José Francisco Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, experimental photographer, visual artist, and public speaker. As the Executive Director and co-founder of KV 265, a nonprofit science and arts education organization, Mr. Salgado collaborates with orchestras, composers, and musicians to present films that provoke curiosity and a sense of wonder about the Earth and the Universe. With KV 265 he is a two-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts’s Art Works grant. His Science & Symphony films have been presented by the Chicago Symphony, Boston Pops, New World Symphony, and the Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino. He also produces and presents short science films with musician/composer Tom Bailey as part of the Bailey-Salgado Project. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Salgado hosted Nuestra Galaxia, a weekly astronomy news segment on Univision Chicago (WGBO), for which he received an Emmy nomination.  

(July 2019)