About Me

Glen Mackie


I received a Ph.D. (The Stellar Content of Central Dominant Galaxies) in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the Australian National University (astronomers just usually refer to Mt. Stromlo) in 1990. I then swam away from Australia and came ashore in the USA (University of Wisconsin-Madison) where I was a 'Badger Fellow' post-doc working for the WF/PC instrument team on Hubble Space Telescope. I left the mid-west with my new ice hockey stick slung over my shoulder and skated into Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA.

After the Bruins de-listed me for not fighting enough I ventured back to the southern hemisphere and was blown into Wellington, New Zealand (Carter Observatory and Victoria University of Wellington). In 2001 I crossed the Tasman to the "West Island" and began astronomising at the newly formed Centre for Astrophysics & Supercomputing (CAS), Swinburne University of Technology. In 2020 I resigned to pursue new projects and challenges.