Charley Lineweaver
Charley Lineweaver
Interplanetary explorer

Charley Lineweaver is the coordinator of The Australian National University’s Planetary Science Institute.

Before his appointment at ANU, he held post-doctoral positions at Strasbourg Observatory and the University of New South Wales where he taught one of the most popular general studies courses, Are We Alone?. He was a member of NASA’s  Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite team, led by George Smoot, that discovered the temperature fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background.