I'm an astronomer and astrobiologist based at the University of Southern Queensland, in Toowoomba, Queensland.
I first became interested in astronomy as a five-year-old, as a result of viewing an accidentally recorded episode of the Sky at Night.
I've always been particularly interested in our own solar system, especially the small objects therein - the comets, asteroids and meteors.
In recent years, I've been expanding my research to include astrobiology and the search for, and study of, exoplanets.
Jan 02, 2017 11:23 am UTC| Science
After a disappointing 2016, when most of the annual major meteor showers were washed out by moonlight, 2017 looks far more promising. Of the big three, the Quadrantids in January and Geminids in December are both...
Aug 27, 2016 12:51 pm UTC| Science
After years of searching, an international team of astronomers says theyve found definitive evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the sun. The details are published in Nature today, and this...