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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Australia

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Robert Hollow
Robert Hollow
Team Chair and Contact Person, NAEC team - Australia
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
robert.hollow​atcsiro.au


Brief biography: Robert Hollow is the Education Manager with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science in Australia. Prior to joining CSIRO in 2003 he had almost 20 years experience teaching high school physics and science and co-wrote syllabi for Physics and Cosmology Distinction Courses in NSW. He runs the PULSE@Program for high school students, is a Committee Member of IAU Commission C1 Astronomy Education and Development and co-chairs the Working Group on Astronomy Education Research and Methods.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Jacqueline Bondell
Jacqueline Bondell
Team Member, NAEC team - Australia
Swinburne University/ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery


Jackie Bondell is Education and Outreach Coordinator for both the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OzGrav) and for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics. She develops educational content for public outreach events and curriculum for school programs, focusing on incorporating innovative technology and science content into in-depth and curriculum-aligned education opportunities for students and teachers. Prior to 2018, Jackie spent 15 years as a Physics instructor in the US. She holds a Masters Degree in Astrophysics and is a National Board Certified Teacher of Secondary Physical Science.
During her teaching career, she was the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the National Science Teachers Association Technology Award for Innovative Use of Technology in Science Teaching. Jackie is also the Chair of the Education and Outreach Chapter Steering Committee for the Astronomical Society of Australia.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Dodds Matt
Dodds Matt
Team Member, NAEC team - Australia
ASTRO 3D


Matt Dodds is a High School Physics Teacher, Amateur Astronomer and an Education and Outreach officer for ASTRO3D. ASTRO 3D is the ARC Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions. He has a keen passion for Astronomy and Science Education


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Contact

To get in touch with the NAEC team for Australia please contact:
Robert Hollow via robert.hollow​atcsiro.au

Astronomy Education in Australia

For more information on Astronomy Education in Australia, see the Astronomy Education in Australia Summary (PDF file 216.70 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons