Duane Hamacher

Dr

20052018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Duane W. Hamacher is an astronomer and Senior ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. He publishes extensively on Indigenous astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions, working closely with Aboriginal and Islander elders, students, and knowledge custodians across Australia.

His research seeks to understand how Indigenous people developed and encoded scientific information in their Knowledge Systems. This involves developing methodologies for reconstructing damaged or fragmented astronomical knowledge, working closely with Aboriginal and Islander communities to document astronomical traditions, exploring the antiquity of oral tradition, and understanding the connections between sky, land, and sea.

External positions

Adjunct Fellow, University of Southern Queensland

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2005 2018

Observations of red-giant variable stars by Aboriginal Australians

Hamacher, D. W., 1 Apr 2018, In : The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 29, 1, p. 89-107 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Curious Kids: Why is the sky blue and where does it start?

Hamacher, D. W., 26 Jul 2017, 6 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access
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Did Aboriginal Australians record a simultaneous eclipse and aurora in their oral traditions?

Fuller, R. S. & Hamacher, D. W., Dec 2017, In : Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. 20, 3, p. 349‒359 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Environment and Landscape

David, B. & Hamacher, D. W., 2017, (Accepted/In press) SAS Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences. Blasco, H. (ed.). Society of Archaeological Sciences, p. 1-7 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

How far they’ll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Hamacher, D. W. & Bento Guedes, C., 15 Feb 2017, 6 p. The Conversation.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Open Access
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Activities 2014 2017

  • 3 Professional association or peak discipline body
  • 2 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

The Orality Centre: Advisory Board

Duane Hamacher (Advisor)
2017 → …

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

IAU Working Group on Intangible Heritage: Chair

Duane Hamacher (Chair/ Co-Chair)
20162018

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

IAU Working Group on Star Names: Committee

Duane Hamacher (Member)
20162018

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Panel of Consulting Editors - Journal of Astronomy in Culture

Duane Hamacher (Fellow)
20162020

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body

Secretary, International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture

Duane Hamacher (Executive Member)
20142020

Activity: External Academic EngagementProfessional association or peak discipline body