Dr Brad Tucker shows a would-be astronomer how to focus on the Moon during an early evening event in Rockhampton. Photo by Pamela Lourandos.

Dr Brad Tucker shows a would-be astronomer how to focus on the Moon during an early evening event in Rockhampton. Photo by Pamela Lourandos.

Taking astronomy on tour

Armed with a ute load of telescopes, a team from ANU has toured regional centres to inspire school students about the possibilities of their futures. Ross Peake reports.

The International Space Station was due to zoom over Mackay just when Dr Brad Tucker was speaking about astronomy to students, teachers and career advisers.