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Professor Gretchen Benedix

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Professor Gretchen Benedix is a cosmic mineralogist / astro-geologist using the chemistry, mineralogy, spectroscopy and petrology of meteorites to understand the formation and evolution of asteroids and other planets.  She got her PhD at the University of Hawaii, Manoa in 1997, working on unravelling the geologic history of a rare group of meteorites that offer […]

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Professor Phil Bland

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Professor Phil Bland joined Curtin University as an ARC Laureate Fellow in 2012. Prior to this he was Director of the Impacts & Astromaterials Research Centre at Imperial College London. He graduated in geology from the University of Manchester in 1991. His interest in planetary science began with a 3 year post as curator of meteorites […]

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Dr Lucy Forman

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Dr Lucy Forman is an astro-geologist and is a postdoctorate researcher at Curtin within the school of Earth & Planetary Sciences. She is primarily working on martian meteorites to understand their deformation history and formation environment on the surface of Mars. Lucy completed her PhD at Curtin in 2017 where she discovered some of the first physical […]

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Andy Gleadow

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Professor Andy Gleadow has been a pioneer in the development of fission track dating methods for understanding the thermal and tectonic evolution of the continental crust, establishing Australia at the forefront of this field internationally.  He has published widely on fission track and other thermochronological methods, especially as applied to extensional tectonics, the evolution of […]

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Dr. Philipp Heck

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Dr. Philipp R. Heck is the Robert A. Pritzker Associate Curator of Meteoritics and Polar Studies at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL in the Science & Education division. He is also an Associate Professor (part time) at the University of Chicago’s Department of the Geophysical Sciences and the College and a […]

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Warwick Holmes

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Warwick Holmes is a Avionics Engineer having worked at an Aero-space Engineer on the Rosetta Project, ESA. The ESA Rosetta and Philae mission, was to make a spacecraft to orbit and land on a comet outside the Asteroid belt. Turning the idea into a physical reality. Roestta flew for more than 10 years through the […]

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Professor Trevor Ireland

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Professor Trevor Ireland  serving on the ANU Academic Board . Professor Ireland has experienced all aspects of ANU life from student to research fellow to Professor interspersed with appointments at universities in USA and Germany. Professor Ireland has had a truly fortunate career and would like to pay back on some of his experience to benefit […]

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Craig O’Neil

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Associate Prof. Craig O’Neill is the director of the Planetary Research Centre at Macquarie University, and an Associate Professor in geodynamics and planetary science, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at Macquarie University. He is a Chief Investigator and board member of the Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CCFS) ARC Centre of Excellence. […]

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David Reneke

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David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well-known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers, has over 50 year’s experience in astronomy with links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions. David is the Editor for Australia’s Astro-Space News Magazine, past news editor of Sky & Space Magazine and is now affiliated as a writer and […]

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Dr. Ellie Sansom

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Dr. Ellie Sansom is the science team lead for the Desert Fireball Network at Curtin University. She completed her undergraduate and masters degree in geophysics at Imperial College London and joined the DFN team in 2012 as a PhD. student studying space rocks coming through the atmosphere as fireballs. Ellie is currently investigating where this larger extra-terrestrial material is coming from, and […]