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You've found the Dan Birchall who:
  • Earned a Graduate Certificate of Science in Astronomy from Swinburne
  • Observed 300+ half-nights for the Nearby Supernova Factory and SNFactory II
  • Observed at the UK Infrared Telescope for a night or two
  • Operated the University of Hawaii's 88-inch telescope
  • Operated Japan's national Subaru Telescope
  • Operated various telescopes in various places for MIT's Lincoln Laboratory
  • Visited numerous classrooms for Journey Through The Universe
  • Volunteered at the Visitor Information Station on Maunakea
  • Was a laser spotter at the W.M. Keck Observatory and Gemini Observatory
In alphabetical order, my affiliations have included:
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory
  • National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  • Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Laboratory
  • University of Hawaii, Institute for Astronomy
If you're looking for a Dan Birchall who has done something else in space science, it may or may not be me.  Please contact me to be sure one way or the other.

The astronomy-related Birchalls of Australia - grad student Eloise and software engineer Michael - are either unrelated to me, or related so distantly that I don't know how we're related.