Viewing the 1974 transit of Venus at Campbell Town, Tasmania, in the company of a group of American astronomers served to inspire Alfred Barrett Biggs' life long passion for science.

Acknowledged as one of the founding fathers of seismology (the study of earthquakes) in Australia, in his later years he also became popularly known as Launceston's Astronomer Royal.

He is recognised as having made the first long distance telephone call in Australia.

Set against the historical background of the time, this is an interesting and informative story.

WATCHER OF THE SKIES

ISBN 0 94945785X

Retail Price $21.95

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