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Duane W. Hamacher

Part of the Aboriginal Astronomy Project

Macquarie University

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Macquarie University

81 Talavera Road

Ryde, New South Wales,2113

Australia

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Macquarie University is a leading Australian research university located in Sydney, Australia. It enjoys a beautiful 126 hectare, park-like campus close to the high-technology corridor running from Sydney's north-west to the city. The University enrols about...more

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Morien Institute Astro-Archaeology & Archaeoastronomy News Archive 2009

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While researching the role of the night sky in traditional Aboriginal culture, Duane Hamacher, a PhD student at Macquarie University, came across a story related by the Arrernte people of Central Australia.
It told of 'a star that fell from the sky, making a noise like thunder, and crashed into a waterhole' in Palm Valley, west of Alice Springs. For the past 18 months, Hamacher has been searching historical records for indigenous stories with references to astronomical phenomena, including meteors, comets and cosmic impacts. For the past 18 months, Hamacher has been searching historical records for indigenous stories with references to astronomical phenomena, including meteors, comets and cosmic impacts. [Full Story]


Small World Journeys staff and guides

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We are proud to have arranged speakers like Astrophysicist & Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt and Astronomer Duane Hamacher (Part of the Aboriginal Astronomy Project at Macquarie University) to speak exclusively to Small World Journeys' groups in Cairns for the total solar eclipse in November 2012.


Personnel @ Warawara | Macquarie University

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Mr. Duane Hamacher


Astronomy Group

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Cosmic find unearthed using Aboriginal Dreaming story, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University

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Macquarie University PhD candidate Duane Hamacher was interested in "trying something a little different" when he came to Australia from the US to undertake PhD research.
Macquarie University PhD candidate Duane Hamacher That "something different" turned out to be a world first when he unearthed a previously unknown meteorite crater using an Aboriginal Dreaming story. Hamacher has a background in astrophysics but has been researching Aboriginal astronomy within the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University. He has spent the last year investigating Aboriginal perceptions of comets, meteors and cosmic impacts in collaboration with Professor Ray Norris from the CSIRO. He began looking at all the places described in Aboriginal stories as having stars or stones falling from the sky and striking the ground. "There were numerous examples and some of them very closely parallel the scientific understanding of a meteorite impact, sometimes citing a location. I also decided to look at known impact craters in Australia and see if they had associated Dreaming stories that attributed their origins to cosmic impacts - and some did," he said. Using Google Maps, Hamacher scoured the areas on his list for craters. His intuition paid off when he spotted a crater-like structure in the Northern Territory's Palm Valley using an Arrernte Dreaming story of a star that fell to a place called Puka. Hamacher made a trip to the area with Macquarie Geophysicists Dr Craig O'Neill and Andrew Buchel, and astrophysicist Tui Britton to collect geophysical and archaeological data from the site. It couldn't have been erosion and there is no volcanic activity in the area," Hamacher said.


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