Dr David King
David King earned his PhD from the University of Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) for a thesis entitled, “Open Star Clusters, a comparison of theory, computer simulation and observation”.
He was a professional astronomer for eight years at Sydney Observatory (Australia). He was the last NSW Government Astronomer as the observatory ceased its research functions in the mid 1980s.
He has also worked as a systems analyst and IT specialist, including financial technology solutions.
Dux of his high school, he was awarded the ‘young astronomers grant by the International Astronomical Union, and twice won the Archibald Ollie prize for the best paper in the Journal of the Royal Society of NSW.
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