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'.

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.

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