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Stars align for Queen’s birthday honour for science teacher

Stars align for Queen’s birthday honour for science teacher
10 Jun
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Geoff McNamara does not remember a time when he didn’t love science and is now sharing that passion with the next generation of budding scientists.

The teacher of 31 years has been made a member of the Order of Australia for his service to secondary science and astronomy education in Monday’s Queen’s Birthday honours.

It remains a mystery to Mr McNamara who nominated him, and he said the recognition came as a huge surprise.

Geoff McNamara has been made a member of the Order of Australia.

Geoff McNamara has been made a member of the Order of Australia.

Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

“It’s a recognition of teaching as a role in our society and I think that’s sometimes a little bit overlooked,” he said.

The author of 100 papers for science magazines and winner of numerous teaching awards has a telescope named in part after him, after his role developing it as an education resource.

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