Manuel Toharia

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Manuel Toharia
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Toharia at the 2007 Summer Courses of the Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
Born Manuel Toharia Cortés
(1944-08-03) August 3, 1944 (age 71)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Occupation Director, Television personality

Manuel Toharia Cortés is a Spanish science writer, museum director and television personality.

Biography and career[edit]

Born on August 3, 1944 in Madrid, Spain, Toharia is the Science Director of the City of Arts and Sciences and the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum in Valencia, Spain since taking the post in 1999.[1]

Toharia holds a degree in Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid specializing in astrophysics. From 1970 to 1979 he was the editor of the science section of the Spanish newspaper Informaciones, and was one of the most popular figures in Spanish television as the "weather man" on Televisión Española (TVE) until the early 1980s.

Toharia directed and hosted various science programs on TVE including Alcores (1981–1983), Última Frontera (1983–1984), Viva la Ciencia (1990) and El Alambique (1989) on Canal Sur.[2]