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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr David J Frew

Research Fellow, Astronomy and Astrophysics Group


Emission-line Surveys
  • Taxonomy of emission-line stars
  • Symbiotic stars
  • Cataclysmic variables
Planetary Nebulae
  • Multi-wavelength classification techniques
  • Distance scales
  • Population studies
  • Central stars
  • Role of binary interactions
  • Nebular spectroscopy/abundances
Astronomy Education
History of Astronomy


Here is a list of my publications from the ADS database.


Recent Achievements

Nov 2010: Macquarie University Press release on Aboriginal Astronomy.

Oct 2010: MASH team wins award for Excellence in Research, Science & Engineering, at 2010 Macquarie University Research Awards night.

Oct 2010: Recipient of a prestigous Macquarie University Research Fellowship, to commence in 2011.

Sep 2010: Macquarie University Press Release, LCOGT news item, and related article in the Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September.

Jun 2010: Invited Talk, APN5 Conference, Bowness-on-Windermere, England.

Jun 2010: Guest Co-Editor, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Volume 27.

Aug 2009: NSW Nominee for the 2009 AIP Bragg Gold Medal in Physics.

Feb 2009: Invited Reviewer, MASH Workshop, Sydney.