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Senior Lecturer in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Coordinator of Swinburne Astronomy Online, Swinburne University of Technology

Glen Mackie received a PhD from the Australian National University in 1990, and has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Carter Observatory (Wellington, NZ) and Victoria University of Wellington. He has worked at Swinburne University of Technology in the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing (CAS) since 2001.

His research interests include Brightest Cluster Galaxies as tracers of large-scale structure and as probes of galaxy formation and evolution in the rich cluster environment, multiwavelength properties of galaxies, galaxy mergers and astronomy education and history.

At Swinburne Glen is Coordinator of Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO), and editor and contributor to Cosmos, the SAO encyclopedia of astronomy. In 2011 Glen published the textbook "Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies" with Cambridge University Press (CUP). Glen is currently writing a new textbook on cosmology for CUP that will incorporate both normal hardcopy content as well as visualisation of large data sets.


  • 2012–present
    Coordinator Swinburne Astronomy Online, SUT
  • 2001–present
    Senior Lecturer, SUT


  • 1990 
    ANU, Ph.D.
  • 1984 
    University of Melbourne, B.Sc. (Hons.)


  • 2011
    The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies, Cambridge University Press

Professional Memberships

  • Astronomical Society of Australia

Research Areas

  • Astronomical And Space Sciences (0201)


2012 Australian Govt. Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (SAO Team); 2012 SUT Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award (Higher Education) (SAO Team); 2014 NOVA Award for Online Learning Excellence (AST80006)