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Fred Watson

Fred Watson

Fred Watson Biography

Dr Fred Watson is Astronomer-in-Charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory at Coonabarabran in central New South Wales, where he is responsible for the scientific output of Australia's largest optical telescope. Dr. Watson writes regularly for Sky & Space magazine and the annual Yearbook of Astronomy. His articles have also appeared many well-known journals, including New Scientist, Sky & Telescope and Astronomy Now. Professor Watson was awarded the prestigious Australian David Allen Prize for communicating astronomy to the public.

This biography was last updated on 12/17/2012.

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Stargazer
Stargazer

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'Provides a fine overview of the 400-year history of the telescope...Watson relates intriguing stories while providing them with a rich cultural context...gathering all of this material in one place and presenting it in such an engaging style is a considerable accomplishment.'
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