Australian Astronomer John Tebbut

Author: Ragbir Bhathal

The life and world of the Man on the $100 note. A house hold name in nineteenth-century Australia, today commemorated on the $100 note and has a crater named after him on the moon. This short account of the life and world of Australia’s premier nineteenth-century astronomer tells a fascinating story of a man who began his professional career with rudimentary scientific instruments and ended up by running a ‘one-man Greenwich Observatory of the Southern Hemisphere’.