Dr Duane Hamacher is an astronomer and Senior ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Studies Centre in Melbourne. He earned degrees in physics, astronomy, and Indigenous studies, and publishes extensively on Indigenous astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions. Working closely with Aboriginal and Islander elders across Australia and the Pacific, Dr Hamacher’s research seeks to understand how Indigenous people developed and encoded scientific information in their Knowledge Systems. He is Secretary of the International Society for Archaeoastronomy and Astronomy in Culture, chairs the International Astronomical Union’s Working Group on Intangible Heritage, and serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage. Dr Hamacher has presented at TEDx, National Geographic, the Australian Academy of Science, the BBC, ABC, and writes for The Conversation and COSMOS magazine.