Home :: Just Tassie Books :: Watcher of the Skies - Alfred Barrett Biggs

Watcher of the Skies - Alfred Barrett Biggs

Watcher of the Skies - Alfred Barrett Biggs
The story of Alfred Barrett Biggs, pioneer in astronomy, seismology and telecommunications.

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 in Australia, in his later years Biggs also became popularly known as Launceston's Astronomer Royal. He is also recognised as having made the first long distance telephone call in Australia.

Published: 1995
Format: softcover
Pages: 124
Illustrations: black & white photos
SKU SKU18848
Quantity in stock 2 item(s) available
Weight 0.40 kg
Author Margaret Giordano
ISBN 094945785X
Market price: AUD 37.96
Our price: AUD 21.95
including GST
Quantity (2 available)
Feral Dilemma The Library at the End of the World softcover Some Small Towns and Villages around Launceston
AUD 39.95
AUD 49.95
AUD 49.95
Wanted Martin Cash The Gold Coast Settlers - post World War II soldier settlement on Flinders Island, signed History of the Iron Pot - Derwent Light
AUD 22.95
AUD 20.00
AUD 41.95
The Tasmania Pantry Cookbook Searching for Australian Minerals Shaw Things
AUD 34.99
AUD 25.00
AUD 29.95