Fred Watson

Fred Watson

Fred Watson is an astronomer at the Australian Astronomical Observatory. His books include 'Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope' and 'Star-Craving Mad: Tales from a Travelling Astronomer'.

  • AstraZeneca COVID vaccines now sit on the shelf. What next?

    New blood clot cases have led to a further revision of rules around Australia’s only locally prod...

    Yesterday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) revised its recommendations for the AstraZ...

    June 18, 2021
  • Fred Watson: Greatest Science Cinematography

    Legendary astronomer picks space films that hit close to home.

    On a cold, wintery day there was nothing better than to sit down and check out this year’s SCINEMA International Scie...

    August 18, 2020
  • How Extremely Large Telescopes will reveal exoplanets

    For astronomers, size matters. The new generation of Extremely Large Telescopes will show us, for...

    Andrew Grey discovered a four-planet solar system 600 light years from Earth. He’s not a professional astronomer. He’...

    October 23, 2017
  • Infographic: a closer look at Extremely Large Telescopes

    Gain some perspective on the scale of Extremely Large Telescopes. Plus, we take a closer look at ...

    Also see: our feature article which examines the new generation of Extremely Large Telescopes and how they will show ...

    October 23, 2017
  • A night at an Extremely Large Telescope

    Spending time at the 4-metre class Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT) in New South Wales, Australia...

    Also see: our feature article which examines the new generation of Extremely Large Telescopes and how they will show ...

    October 23, 2017

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