Ray Norris is a British–Australian astronomer with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science who researches how galaxies formed after the Big Bang, and the astronomy of Australian Aboriginal people. He was educated at Cambridge University and the University of Manchester. Ray moved to Australia to join CSIRO, where he became Head of Astrophysics in 1994, and then Deputy Director of the Australia Telescope in 2000 before returning in 2005 to active research. He currently leads an international project to image the faintest radio galaxies in the Universe, using the new ASKAP radio telescope being built in Western Australia. He frequently appears on radio and TV, and has published a novel, ‘Graven images’.