The first Australian woman to discover two comets is committed to popularising astronomy, especially among country kids. Sharing her expertise, love and passion of the night skies, contact Donna if you would like to work with her.
Lachlan Shire Australia Day Ambassador 2022
We are incredibly lucky to be joined by Ms Burton who will be delivering her Australia Day Address at the Lachlan Shire Australia Day Ambassador Award Ceremony in Lake Cargelligo and other Australia Day activities across the shire,” Lachlan Shire General Manager Greg Tory stated.
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Meet Star Gazers
Donna Burton has always been in love with the night sky. She has discovered two comets being one of few women to have ever done so. In this episode (Ep.33, 29 December 2021), she shares with us useful information on stargazing and nightscape astrophotography in Warrumbungle National Park.
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First Australian Woman to Discover Comet!
In 2007, Australian National University (ANU) astronomer Donna Burton became the first Australian woman to discover a comet, naming it “Siding Spring” after the NSW observatory where she worked.
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Stars in her eyes - extract from RM Williams OUTBACK magazine - Dec/Jan 2021 edition
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An Expert’s Guide to Stargazing in the Warrumbungles
Instead of searching the sand for an empty space, feel the magic of our night sky like never before as you discover the joys of stargazing in New England. We chat with Donna Burton about all things astronomy.