Current Research Projects

  • Exploring Cultural Astronomy in the Torres Strait (Hamacher)
  • Wiradjuri Astronomical Knowledge (Leaman and Hamacher)
  • Astronomy of Saltwater people in Southeastern Australia (Fuller and Hamacher)
  • Aboriginal Astronomy in Tasmania and Victoria (Gantevoort and Hamacher)
  • Lunar Traditions of Indigenous Australians (Guedes and Hamacher)
  • Murrawarri Astronomy (Stevens, Hamacher, and Fuller)
  • Atmospheric Phenomena in Indigenous Traditions (Noon and Hamacher)

International Collaboration

Professional Membership

Advisory Boards & Committees


Grants & Scholarships

  • 2014-2017: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award, Australian Research Council ($352,000). “Exploring Cultural Astronomy in the Torres Strait”
  • 2013-2015: Research Grant, Central Tablelands Local Land Services ($26,000). “Researching Wiradjuri Astronomical Traditions”
  • 2012-2012: Jenni Chandler Grant, Melbourne Community Foundation ($20,000). “Understanding Australian Aboriginal Astronomy”
  • 2008-2012: Research Excellence Scholarship, Macquarie University ($180,000). “On the Astronomical Knowledge and Traditions of Aboriginal Australians”
  • 2006-2008: Postgraduate Scholarship, University of New South Wales ($24,000). “A Search for Transiting Exoplanets in the Southern Hemisphere”