Wauchope, New South Wales
'ASTRO' DAVE RENEKE
David Reneke, one of Australia’s most well known and respected amateur astronomers and lecturers, has over 40 years experience in astronomy with links to some of the world’s leading astronomical institutions. David is the Editor for his own web-based ‘Astro-Space News’ and is now affiliated as a writer and publicist for the prestigious Australasian Science magazine.
David teaches astronomy at college level, is an invited speaker at astronomy conventions throughout Australia, a feature writer for major Australian newspapers, and is a science correspondent for ABC and commercial radio stations. In these weekly radio interviews David regularly appears on over 60 networked stations across Australia to 4 million listeners weekly!
David’s media schedule includes appearances on regional, national and international TV. David has been featured on Regional TV stations in NSW, Good Morning America, American MSNBC news, the BBC, Spanish television and Sky News here in Australia. David is the prime media correspondent for Australasian Science Magazine.
David has won major Australasian awards for his services to radio. David is a very experienced astronomy and space presenter who has entertained and educated many tens of thousands of people with his engaging shows in venues all around Australia. He also produces a range of educational products on all matters associated with astronomy and space exploration for beginners.
In 2008, David toured the USA on magazine assignment where he was invited to attend the world press conference in New York for Sir Richard Branson’s new company, Virgin Galactic. David witnessed the unveiling of Branson’s brand new concept spacecraft ‘Spaceship-2.
David also visited several key space sites across America including a behind-the-scenes tour of the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, attended the Winter Star Party in the Florida Keys and spent the day with astronaut Buzz Aldrin as an invited guest at his home in Beverly Hills, California.
In January 2010, David conducted a series of specialised astronomy/space talks onboard Great Southern Railways train the GHAN and assisted at Parkes Radio Telescope as a special paid guest speaker for their ‘Platinum Service’ customers, travelling between Perth and Adelaide. Contact Dave- he'd love to hear from you.