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I am the Education Officer for CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Science (CASS). As such I develop educational programs and materials to support students, teachers and the public in their understanding of astronomy. Part of my job is to write online educational resources in astronomy and in particular the radio astronomy and other work carried out by CASS. I also run teacher workshops for teachers, give presentations to teacher groups and schools and coordinate a speaker program of CASS researchers for schools and community groups. I also run the innovative PULSE@Parkes project. Please visit our dedicated Outreach and Education site.



Robert Hollow
Education Officer
Room 33
CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science
Vimiera & Pembroke Rds
Marsfield NSW 2122


Postal Address:
PO Box 76
Epping NSW 1710

Telephone: (02) 9372 4247
Fax: (02) 9372 4247
or email me

If I am not in my office you may be able to locate me via my Travel Diary


twitter: @roberthollow

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I have an extensive teaching background in Physics, Junior Science and Outdoor Education. My undergraduate study in Physics was at the Royal Military College, Duntroon before completing a Graduate Diploma of Education at Sydney Institute of Education. I taught at Blue Mountains Grammar School from 1985-2001 and at Tara Anglican School for Girls from 2001-2003.

During my teaching career I was heavily involved in curriculum design, being on the team that wrote the syllabus and course material for the Cosmology Distinction Course for the NSW Board of Studies as well as being involved in the writing of the new HSC Physics syllabus in NSW.

I have been involved in postgraduate research in astronomy education at UWS Nepean although this is currently on hold. My specific area of interest is in student-based research projects in astronomy, something that was an active field whilst I was at Blue Mountains Grammar School. You can read my publication list and access some of my papers online.

My passion and involvement in astronomy education has led me to this position as Education Officer for the Australia Telescope National Facility (now CASS) where I have the opportunity to develop some exciting new resources and programs, many of which can be accessed on our dedicated Outreach and Education site.



Apart from astronomy I love to go sea kayaking with Susan, my wife. I am also an avid reader and a history nut. My musical tastes are varied but favour folk and early music.

Page last updated:

September 9, 2010



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