Sydney Observatory Residency Program
Photo by James Horan
DIY Telescope created using household materials, photo courtesy of Rami Mandow/Cosmos Magazine.
DIY Telescope created using household materials, photo courtesy of Rami Mandow/Cosmos Magazine.

Rami Mandow

Rami Mandow is the founding director and editor of the Australian space community platform, SpaceAustralia.com. He is currently completing his Masters of Astronomy from Swinburne University and is a keen amateur astrophotographer with a passion for capturing the finer level of detail of distant galaxies from his rooftop, located less than a kilometre from the city of Sydney.

Mandow’s passion is radio astronomy, the branch of astronomy concerned with radio emissions from celestial objects. In particular, he loves everything concerned with understanding the exotic and mind-boggling objects known as pulsars. Mandow has logged time using the iconic CSIRO Parkes radio telescope (also known by its traditional Wiradjuri name Murriyang, and colloquially as ‘The Dish’) to observe and record data from pulsars scattered across the galaxy.

Image courtesy Rami Mandow.