I am Coordinator of Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO) , and I'm the Editor and a contributor to Cosmos, the SAO encyclopedia of astronomy.


Einstein’s folly: how the search for a unified theory stumped him to his dying day, The Conversation 30 November 2015

The pale blue dot and other ‘selfies’ of Earth, The Conversation 6 April 2015

Expand into 2013 by toasting 100 years of modern cosmology, The Conversation 31 Dec 2012

To see the Universe in a Grain of Taranaki Sand, North & South, 1999

The Big Bang model of the Universe


At Swinburne we are lucky to have a Virtual Reality theatre, and a dedicated group of animators who produce fantastic 3D content. You can view movie content at the Swinburne Astronomy YouTube channelAstroTours are movies, animations and simulations shown in 3D - and I am an AstroTour guide.

I am also involved in the Scientists in Schools program.

Public lectures

CAS 15 April 2011   The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies
dealings with publishers, editors, typesetters and creating an academic textbook. Listen to the audio recording

CAS 18 Jun 2009     Hidden Galaxies: From Gamma-rays to Radio waves


Astronomical Society of Australia
International Astronomical Union (Division VIII Commission 28 Galaxies, Division VIII Galaxies & the Universe)