How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? I moved to Parkes from Germany in 1986. I love the countryside around Parkes and live on a farm very close to The Dish!
What is your favourite thing about your working life? I work at the Visitors Centre at the Parkes Radio Telescope and it’s perfect! Awesome colleagues, amazing science and many friendly and enthusiastic visitors from all over the world!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Right here, it’s as good as it gets!
What makes you laugh the most? Mr Bean and some scenes in The Dish movie.
If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? Trip to space to get a glimpse of our beautiful home in this universe.
If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to and why? To 1961 when The Dish was brand new. It must have been an amazing era.
If you were ruler of your own country what would be the first law you would introduce? Make all existing medicines available for free to anybody whose life depended on it.
Do you believe in random acts of kindness and which is your favourite one? I definitely do! Best if they are spontaneous in any given situation. I like sending people virtual flowers/cakes for their birthdays and try to be a very courteous driver.
What is one thing you will never do again? Give someone a haircut.