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Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Fred Watson gets Honoured

Astronomer, author* and science communicator Fred Watson, Astronomer-in-Charge of the Anglo-Australian Observatory, was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia on Australia Day. His award was for services to astronomy, in particular the promotion and popularisation of space science through public outreach. This is a great honour for Fred and recognition for his work to bring science to everyone (Many of you may have heard his voice on the radio). More details at ABC News in Science. Hearing Fred speak is inspirational (hearing him sing, not so much , but the kids love it).

*I loved his book "Stargazer, Life and Times of the Telescope" and have been a fanboi ever since. "Why is Uranus Upside Down" is pretty good too.


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