Dr. Duane Hamacher


Dr. Duane Hamacher is an Associate Professor of Cultural Astronomy in the ARC Centre of Excellence in All-Sky Astrophysics in 3-Dimensions (ASTRO 3D) within School of Physics at the University of Melbourne. Duane researches cultural astronomy, Dark Sky studies, astronomical heritage, and the history and philosophy of science. He developed a subject on Indigenous Astronomy at the University of Melbourne (PHYC10010) which kicks off in Semester 1 of 2021, which features Indigenous guest lecturers from around the world. Duane’s service includes working as a heritage expert for UNESCO, an expert panellist for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project.

About the GSA

The Geological Society of Australia was established as a non-profit organisation in 1952 to promote, advance and support Earth sciences in Australia.

As a broadly based professional society that aims to represent all Earth Science disciplines, the GSA attracts a wide diversity of members working in a similarly broad range of industries.