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Patron - Prof Brad Carter, University of Southern Queensland

​Prof Brad Carter - USQ
Prof Brad Carter is the professor of physics, astronomer and Director of USQ’s Mt Kent Observatory.  Brad leads a research team studying stellar astronomy and planetary systems.  
Brad has a genuine passion to share his expertise in astronomy with students through distance education.  Brad set up USQ’s Mt Kent Observatory facility for distance education students to use, learn and to conduct research projects in astronomy through. 
Brad also has an interest in teacher professional development for science education as he was inspired at a young age while still at school to become a professional astronomer.  Moreover, as a professional scientist, he sees the important role that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) must play in the future of schooling.