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Ordinary Meeting 8 Nov 2019 with Fred Watson

Friday 8th November 2019 - 7:30pm
Topic: tba
Speaker: Professor Fred Watson AM (Dept Industry, Innovation & Science, Fred Watson Tours)
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
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Biography: Professor Fred Watson is the former Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory. Before that, he worked at both the UK’s Royal Observatories. Today, he is Australia’s first Astronomer-at-Large, and holds adjunct positions at several Australian universities. Fred is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, talks, and other outreach programs, which earned him the 2006 Eureka Prize for Promoting Understanding of Science. He has also written a number of award-winning books, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010. Fred has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won't be his fault.

Event Date: 
Friday, 8 November, 2019 - 19:30
Location: 
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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