Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Professor Frank John Kerr (1933)

Frank Kerr made major contributions to the understanding of astronomy through his work with the CSIRO as Senior Principal Research Officer and as Professor of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, USA.

Frank was very involved in conceptual studies for the Parkes radio telescope, and when the telescope became operational in 1962, he embarked on an extensive galactic structure program. Between 1986 and 1990, Frank successfully searched for galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way, thus opened up a new and active field of research.

Frank was a leader, advisor, innovator and mentor for his scientific colleagues around the world.