Duane Hamacher, Lecturer, Nura Gili, University of New South Wales
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Dr. Duane W. Hamacher

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Local Address:  Sydney , New South Wales , Australia
Nura Gili, University of New South Wales

Employment History

  • Drummer
    Fall Children (Band)
  • Manager
    Association for Astronomy, Macquarie University
  • Casual Teaching Staff
    School of Physics, University of New South Wales
  • Astronomy Educator and Consultant Curator
    Sydney Observatory
  • Instructor and Coach
    Mizzou Martial Arts Club


  • Ph.D. , Indigenous Studies
    Macquarie University
  • M.Sc. , Astronomy
    University of New South Wales
  • B.S. , Physics
    University of Missouri
98 Total References
Web References
mmac.homestead.com, 29 May 2015 [cached]
Duane Hamacher: MMAC President Duane Hamacher is the Mizzou Martial Arts Club founder, Mizzou Sli Beatha Taoiseach (instructor) and a World Pankration Federation certified instructor, coach & referee and Director of Information for the WPF. He is also founder and president of the Mizzou Celtic Society. He has 7 years experience in Sli Beatha and 4 years in sport Pankration. Duane holds an 11th ceim in Sli Beatha and has taught at Mizzou for four years and at Central Missouri State University for two years. He also has experience in Judo and submission grappling. Mr. Hamacher is a Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve Transportation Corps and holds a BS in Physics from the University of Missouri. He is currently pursuing a Master's degrees in Physics at Mizzou. He lives in Columbia, Missouri.
Duane Hamacher, President 134 Physics Building UMC, Columbia MO 65211 Phone: (573) 882-2974 Send feedback to webmaster
thefallchildren.homestead.com [cached]
Duane Hamacher
12/17/2004 - Fall Children drummer Duane Hamacher will be remixing FC songs and adding electronic/synth aspects to the band.This will only be done until he leaves for Sydney ... possibly further, sending samples and synth parts to the band from Down Under.
Duane will be off to Australia to pursue his Ph.D. in the spring of 2005.
The compilation is being put together by FC drummer Duane Hamacher.
The compilation is being put together by FC drummer Duane Hamacher.
5/10/2004 - Fall Children will be heading to Jupiter Studios in St. Louis to record their first Demo with new vocalist Eli Gallagher and drummer Duane Hamacher on June 20 and 28, 2004.
www.reconciliationvic.org.au, 4 June 2012 [cached]
Glenelg Shire Council, Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation, Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly and Community Health Service and Gunditj Mirring invite members of the community to attend an Aboriginal Astronomy Presentation by Astronomer, Dr. Duane Hamacher. Dr. Hamacher is an American-born astronomer and part of the Aboriginal Astronomy Project at Macquarie University in Sydney. After completing degrees in physics and astronomy, Duane completed a PhD researching the astronomical knowledge and traditions of Aboriginal Australians. This involved visiting rock art sites, listening to Aboriginal Elders, and exploring historical literature. He is also an astronomy educator at Sydney Observatory and manages the Association for Astronomy at Macquarie University.
Nura Gili, UNSW - Profile Duane Hamacher
www.nuragili.unsw.edu.au [cached]
Dr Duane Hamacher
Research Associate Duane Hamacher Duane's research explores the crossroads of science and Indigenous culture, with a special emphasis on astronomical knowledge. He graduated in physics from the University of Missouri and completed a Masters thesis in observational astronomy at the University of New South Wales. He was then awarded a Research Excellence Scholarship at Macquarie University to complete a doctoral thesis investigating the astronomical knowledge of Aboriginal Australians.
Duane has published extensively on Australian Indigenous astronomy, gives regular public talks on the subject, and maintains a successful research blog. He also works as an astronomy educator and consultant curator at Sydney Observatory.
Click here for Duane's CV and here for his personal webpage
Refereed Publications
Norris, R.P., Hamacher, D.W. & Fuller, R.S. (2013). The Astronomy of Indigenous Stone Arrangements. Australian Archaeology, in review
Hamacher, D.W. (2013). More Accounts of Meteoritic Events in the Traditions of Indigenous Australians. Archaeoastronomy, in review
Hamacher, D.W. & O'Neill, C. (2013). The Discovery and History of the Dalgaranga Meteorite Crater, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, in review.
Hamacher, D.W. & Goldsmith, J. (2013). Aboriginal Oral Traditions of Australian Impact Craters. Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage, in review.
Norris, R.P. & Hamacher, D.W. (2013). Australian Aboriginal Astronomy: An Overview.
Fuller, R.S.; Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2013). Astronomical Orientations of Bora Ceremonial Grounds in Southeast Australia. Australian Archaeology, No. 77, in press.
Norris, R.P.; Norris, P.M.; Hamacher, D.W. & Abrahams, R. (2012). Wurdi Youang: an Australian Aboriginal stone arrangement with possible solar indications. Rock Art Research, Vol. 30(1), pp. 55-65.
Hamacher, D.W.; Fuller, R.S. & Norris, R.P. (2012). Orientations of Linear Stone Arrangements in New South Wales. Australian Archaeology, Vol. 75, pp. 46-54.
Hamacher, D.W.; Clegg, J.K., & Pankhurst, R.S. (2012). Rock art at the 'Mini-Yengo' site near Kulnura, New South Wales, Rock Art Research, Vol. 29(2), pp. 23-25.
Hamacher, D.W.; Buchel, A.; O'Neill, C. & Britton, T.R. (2011). A Meteorite Crater in Palm Valley, Central Australia? A preliminary Survey. In "Australian Space Sciences Conference Series", Vol.
Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2011). Eclipses in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage, Vol. 14(2), pp. 103-114.
Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Meteoritics and cosmology among the Aboriginal cultures of Central Australia. Journal of Cosmology, Vol. 13, pp. 3743-3753.
Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2011). Comets in Australian Aboriginal Astronomy. Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage, Vol. 14(1), pp. 31-40.
Norris, R.P. & Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Astronomical symbolism in Australian Aboriginal rock art. Rock Art Research, Vol. 28(1), pp. 99-106.
Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2011). "Bridging the Gap" through Australian Cultural Astronomy.
Hamacher, D.W. & Frew, D.J. (2010). An Aboriginal Australian record of the Great Eruption of Eta Carinae. Journal of Astronomical History & Heritage, Vol. 13(3), pp. 220-234.
Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2010). Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings. WGN - Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 38(3), pp. 87-98.
Hamacher, D.W. & Norris, R.P. (2009). Australian Aboriginal Geomythology: eyewitness accounts of cosmic impacts? Archaeoastronomy: The Journal of Astronomy in Culture, Vol. 22, pp. 60-93.
Norris, R.P. & Hamacher, D.W. (2009). The Astronomy of Aboriginal Australia. In "The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture", edited by D. Valls-Gabaud & A. Boksenberg. Cambridge University Press, pp. 39-47.
Christiansen, J.L.; Derekas, A.; Kiss, L.L.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Curran, S.J.; Hamacher, D.W.; Hidas, M.G.; Thompson, M.R.; Webb, J.K. & Young, T.B. (2008). The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search: a catalogue of variable stars from fields observed 2004-2007. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 385(4), pp. 1749-1763.
Christiansen, J.L.; Derekas, A.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Webb, J.K.; Hidas, M.G.; Hamacher, D.W. & Kiss, L.L. (2007). The first high-amplitude delta-scuti star in an eclipsing binary system. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 382(1): 239-244.
Christiansen, J.L.; Hidas, M.G.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Webb, J.K.; Hamacher, D.W.; Young, T. & Lopez-Morales, M. (2007). Byproducts of the University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search.
Hidas, M.G.; Webb, J.K.; Ashley, M.C.B.; Phillips, M.A.; Christiansen, J.L.; Hamacher, D.W.; Curran, S. J.; Irwin, M.; Aigrain, S. & Irwin, J. (2007). The University of New South Wales Extrasolar Planet Search.
Hamacher, D.W. (2005). The Umm Al Binni Structure and Bronze Age Catastrophes. The Artifact: Publications of the El Paso Archaeological Society, Vol. 43, pp. 115-138.
Unrefereed Publications
Hamacher, D.W.; O'Neill, C.; Buchel, A. & Britton, T.R. (2010). Evidence for a putative impact structure in Palm Valley, Central Australia. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol. 45(Supplement), p. A73.
Hamacher, D.W. (2011). Letter - Reply: Meteors in Australian Aboriginal Dreamings. WGN - Journal of the International Meteor Organization, Vol. 39(3), p. 58.
Hamacher, D.W. (2009). Meteorite Falls & Cosmic Impacts in Australian Aboriginal Mythology. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, Vol. 44(7), p. A85.
Hamacher, D.W.; Eyermann, S.; Speck, A.K. & Meixner, M. (2005). HST study of the molecular gas in planetary nebulae. Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 37, p. 1162.
Hamacher, D.W. (2012). On the Astronomical Knowledge and Traditions of Aboriginal Australians. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Department of Indigenous Studies, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Hamacher, D.W. (2008). A Search for Transiting Extrasolar Planets from the Southern Hemisphere. Master of Science thesis, Department of Astrophysics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
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www.astronomerswithoutborders.org, 9 April 2014 [cached]
Duane Hamacher
A trained astrophysicist, Dr Duane Hamacher is a lecturer in the Nura Gili Indigenous Centre at the University of New South Wales. After studying planets orbiting other stars for two years, his interest in the crossroads of science and culture was too great and he decided to complete a PhD in Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University. He researches in how navigating the boundaries between Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science can show how these ways of understanding the natural world are beneficial to both.
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