Lunar Numbat Contributors Team
The state of the Lunar Numbat endeavour is further pushed forward thanks to the efforts of the Contributors Team; developers who support the Build Team with research, code and all the while brainstorming and evaluating new ideas.
Roy holds a doctorate in physics, and worked in Germany as an astronomy
postdoc with the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy
before returning to Australia and moving more in to
computer-type stuff. Roy is a Fellow
of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
You can find a bit of his work on the Multiwavelength Milky Way
website; specifically, the radio data at approximately 2.6 GHz.
You can see these data in Google Earth here.
Some years ago, Roy embarked on a mission which has
ultimately resulted in telescope-net.com
a website for astronomy and robotic telescopes.
Part of this endeavour has involved the development of two
fully-robotic observatories, which in retrospect
he admits probably wasn't the easiest thing in the world to do.
This mission has also resulted in a
Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Roy is currently employed by a Queensland tertiary institution,
where he maintains a number of web-related systems and services,
and works to integrate them with their wider IT environment.
Stuart is a bit of a hardware hacker at heart. He's been using Linux since 1996, started playing online with BBS's and at the same time on the air with CB radio in 1983, and built his first superhet AM radio in 1978, back when he was only 8.
Current things he's looking to play with outside of Lunar Numbat are GNURadio and RepRap?
Stuart is currently employed as a System Administrator and as a Technical Support person in the barcoding industry.
James is a husband, parent and general geek. While his work focus is web and Collaboration, his geek focus ranges from shiny new web toys to space exploration and colonisation.