Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Harvey Butcher came to Mount Stromlo in 1970 as a PhD student, lured by the prospect of studying the Southern Sky with the 74” telescope’s Coude Spectrograph.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Alex Rodgers became the sixth Director of the Observatory in 1986.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Bok was an enthusiastic and popular Director. He boosted the Observatory’s public outreach by starting star-gazing nights and encouraging visitors.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Duffield was the natural choice for the first Director of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory – he had spent almost twenty years lobbying for its existence.

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Penny Sackett
Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

American astrophysicist Penny Sackett became Stromlo’s first female Director in 2002.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Don Mathewson was Stromlo’s first Australian Director since its founder Walter Geoffrey Duffield. Mathewson began his career in radio astronomy at the CSIRO in 1955, before moving to Manchester to complete his PhD

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Born in England in 1906, Woolley’s family moved to South Africa when he was fifteen.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Matthew Colless was the tenth director of Mount Stromlo.

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Monday, 09 Oct 2017
  • Director of Mount Stromlo

Mould pushed for the commercialisation of the Research School’s technical skills.

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