Development Team

  • Glen Mackie, BSc(Hons)(Melb), PhD(ANU)
    SAO Coordinator, instructor for Exploring the Solar System, Exploring Stars and the Milky Way, Galaxies and their place in the Universe, History of Astronomy (AST80008 and AST80012) and Great Debates in Astronomy (ret.d), course designer and content developer for all units.
  • Alister Graham, PhD(ANU)
    SAO Project Coordinator, Instructor for Galaxies and their place in the Universe, Tools of Modern Astronomy content developer for Tools of Modern Astronomy.
  • Sarah Maddison, BSc(Hons)(Monash) PhD(Monash)
    Former SAO Coordinator, instructor for Exploring the Solar System and Computational Astrophysics, course designer of Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Great Debates in Astronomy, Computational Astrophysics and Astrobiology, and content developer for History of Astronomy, Exploring the Solar System, Tools of Modern Astronomy, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI , Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics, Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Great Debates in Astronomy, Computational Astrophysics and Astrobiology.
  • Margaret Mazzolini, BSc(Hons)(Melb) PhD(Melb)
    Former SAO Coordinator and initial course designer, content developer & instructor for Exploring the Solar System, content developer for Exploring Galaxies & the Cosmos, Theories of Space and Time, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI and Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics and course designer for Great Debates in Astronomy.
  • Matthew Bailes, BSc(Hons)(Adel)PhD(ANU)
    Director, Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, course designer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way, content developer for Theories of Space and Time, Tools of Modern Astronomy, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI, Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics, Stellar Astrophysics and Computational Astrophysics.
  • Ray Norris, BSc(Hons)(Cambridge), PhD(Manchester)
    Leader of the Astrophysics and Computing Groups with the Australia Telescope National Facility, content developer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way and instructor & content developer for Exploring Galaxies & the Cosmos, content developer for History of Astronomy, Tools of Modern Astronomy, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI
  • Stephen Russell, BSc(Hons)(ANU), MSc(Hatfield Poly.), PhD(ANU)
    Content developer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way
  • Bronwyn Halls, BSc(Hons)(Melb), Dip Ed (Melb)

  • freelance illustrator and computer skills instructor, illustrator for all Units, content developer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way and Exploring the Solar System
  • Paul Francis, MA(Cambridge), PhD(Cambridge)

  • lecturer at the Australian National University, content developer for Exploring Galaxies & the Cosmos , Theories of Space and Time and Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics.
  • Peter Caldwell, BSc(Hons)(Melb)

  • amateur astronomer, content developer for Exploring the Solar System, Exploring Galaxies & the Cosmos, History of Astronomy and Tools of Modern Astronomy
  • Peter Teague, BSc(Hons)(Adel), PhD(ANU)

  • aerospace industry specialist, content developer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way
  • Annie Hughes, BA/BSc(Melb)

  • Technical assistant at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, and content developer for Exploring Stars & the Milky Way, Tools of Modern Astronomy, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI, Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics, Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Great Debates in Astronomy and Computational Astrophysics.

  • Nadia Adams, BSc(Hons)(Monash)

  • content developer for Exploring Galaxies & the Cosmos
  • Chris Brook, BSc(Hons)(Melb)

  • Postgraduate student at Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing and content developer for Exploring the Solar System, Tools of Modern Astronomy and Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics.

  • Chris Fluke, BSc(Hons)(Melb), PhD(Melb)

  • research fellow at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, instructor and content developer for Theories of Space & Time, content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI , Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics and Great Debates in Astronomy.
  • Amaya Gaztelu Sanchez , BSc(AU Madrid), MSc(Durham)

  • Technical assistant at the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing and Content Developer for Introduction to Stellar Astrophysics, Great Debates in Astronomy and Computational Astrophysics.
  • Peter Cadusch, BSc(Hons)(Melb), PhD(Melb)

  • lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, content developer for Theories of Space & Time

  • Brian Boyle, PhD
    Director, Anglo-Australian Telescope and guest presenter, Exploring Galaxies & the Milky Way

  • Matthew Britton, PhD(UCSB)

  • postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, content developer for Theories of Space & Time
  • Stephen Ord, BSc(Hons)(Leicester), MSc (Sussex), PhD (Manchester)

  • postdoctoral research fellow at Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, instructor for Exploring Stars and the Milky Way, and content developer for Particle Physics and High Energy Astrophysics
  • Maurizio Toscano, BSc(Hons)(Melb), PhD(Melb)

  • pulsar astronomer and content developer for History of Astronomy
  • Brian Schmidt, PhD

  • lecturer, Australian National University and guest presenter, Exploring Galaxies & the Milky Way
  • Brett Holman, MSc(Melb)

  • computer systems support person and content developer for History of Astronomy, Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI
  • David Jamieson, BSc(Hons)(Melb) PhD(Melb)

  • Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of Melbourne, and content developer for Theories of Space & Time
  • John Betts,
    engineer with Project Seawatch at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Insular Coastal Dynamics in Malta, and content developer for Exploring the Solar System
  • Jon Bell, PhD
    astronomer with the Australia Telescope National Facility, content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI

  • Eileen O'Hely, PhD
    computer systems expert, content developer for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • John Lattanzio, PhD (Monash)

  • Deputy Head of School, Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, content developer for Computational Astrophysics

  • Andrew Jameson, BE(Hon)BSc(Melbourne)

  • SAO Computing Support, content developer for Computational Astrophysics

  • Chris Flynn, , BSc(Hons)(ANU) PhD(ANU)

  • On sabbatical leave at Swinburne from Tuorla Observatory (Finland) during 2002, content developer for Great Debates in Astronomy

  • Daisuke Kawata, PhD (Tohoku University)
    Postdoctoral research fellow at Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, content developer for Computational Astrophysics

  • Mike Beasley, MPhys(Hons)(JMU), PhD(Durham)

  • Postdoctoral research fellow at Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, content developer for Great Debates in Astronomy

  • Peter Ward,
    amateur astronomer, content developer for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Vince McIntyre,
    PhD student, University of Sydney, content developer for History of Astronomy, Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Melissa Hulbert,
    PhD student, University of New South Wales, content developer for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Steve Lee, amateur astronomer and night telescope operator, Anglo Australian Telescope, content developer for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Jessica Chapman, PhD
    astronomer, Australia Telescope National Facility and content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI

  • Richard Dodson, PhD
    faculty member, Physics Department, University of Tasmania and content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI


  • Chas Beichman, PhD
    astronomer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (NASA) and guest presenter for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Russell Pace PhD & Roger Clay PhD
    faculty members, Physics Department, University of Adelaide and guest presenters for Tools of Modern Astronomy

  • Jatila van der Veen, PhD
    faculty member, Physics Department, University of California at Santa Barbara, guest presenter for Theories of Space and Time

  • Brian von Konsky, PhD
    faculty member, Curtin University of Technology and content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI

  • Mario Zadnik, PhD
    faculty member, Department of Applied Physics, Curtin University of Technology and content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI

  • David Barnes, PhD (Melb)
    postdoctoral Fellow, Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing and content developer for Introductory Radio Astronomy & SETI

  • Jon Booth, B App Sci (CAT)

  • freelance programmer, developed CD layout, installation procedure and weblinks, provided technical support

  • Leigh Dyer, undergraduate member of the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing

  • assembles CD-ROMs, refined installation procedure, provides technical support

  • Ben Smith, undergraduate member of the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, assembles CD-ROMs

  • Joshua Pearce, undergraduate member of the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, assembles CD-ROMs

  • Adam Deller, undergraduate member of the Swinburne Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing, assembles CD-ROMs
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