Dr Stacey Mader
Originally from Wyndham in the Kimberley, Stacy was one of 30 Aboriginal students at UWA at that time. He graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Science (Physics Hons) in 1993. After
attending the World Indigenous People’s Conference on Education at Wollongong in 1993, Stacy decided to move to the University of Wollongong, where he completed a Master of Science (Hons) and PhD in star formation studies of outflows from low-mass stars. In 1999, he accepted a position at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales and is now Senior Experimental Scientist within CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science.
Over the last 17 years, Stacy has supported both Australian and international astronomers who use the Parkes facility, the largest radio antenna in the Southern Hemisphere dedicated to astronomy. He has also supported several NASA spacecraft missions to Mars and the outer reaches of our Solar System. Stacy’s current focus is supporting the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder, CSIRO’s new radio-telescope located in the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory in mid-west region of Western Australia.