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Fred Watson

Fred Watson

Fred Watson has been Astronomer-in-Charge of the Australian Astronomical Observatory since 1995, but is best known for his radio and TV broadcasts, books, and other outreach programmes. He is also a musician,with both a science-themed CD and an award-winning symphony libretto to his name. Fred was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2010 and even has an asteroid named after him (5691 Fredwatson), but says that if it hits the Earth, it won’t be his fault.