Trevor Leaman

Trevor Leaman is a PhD candidate in the School of Humanities & Languages, UNSW, researching the astronomical traditions of the Wiradjuri people of central NSW under the supervision of A/Prof. Duane Hamacher (UMelb)) and A/Prof. Daniel Robinson (UNSW). Originally from the UK, he emigrated to Australia with family as a 9-year-old in 1973. His passion for cultural astronomy and space science was ignited from a young age, vividly remembering a visit to Stonehenge in 1972, and the live broadcasts of the Apollo launches on the BBC a couple of years earlier. He earned Diplomas in Civil & Mechanical Engineering (TAFE Tasmania), Degrees in Biology (QUT) & Forest Ecology (UQ), and an MSc in Astronomy (Swinburne University), which included a major project examining the astronomy of the Aboriginal people near Ooldea, South Australia, based on the archives of Daisy Bates. He has also worked as an Astronomy Tour Guide at Ayres Rock (Uluru), and educator and program presenter at the Launceston Planetarium, and Sydney Observatory. In his spare time he runs his own Astronomy Education & Tour Guiding business, Dark Skies Downunder, based in Orange, Central West NSW, showcasing the Cultural night sky for schools, community groups and private functions.

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