|The Launch of Stargazer by Fred Watson
(held at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, Marsfield)
On 7 October 2004, the Anglo-Australian Observatory Headquarters at Marsfield hosted the launch of Dr Fred Watson's book Stargazer, which describes the development of the optical telescope and the people involved. Many of Fred's professional colleagues, amateur astronomers and friends attended in this informal gathering held in the AAO conference room.
Fred Watson is the Astronomer-in-Charge at the Anglo-Australian Observatory, located just went of Coonabarabran in the central west of NSW. As well as being a professional astronomer, he also appears regularly on a number ABC radio stations and is in constant demand to speak at various public events. Further information regarding Fred's background is available from his homepage.
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