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RIP John Dobson

posted 17 Jan 2014, 03:57 by Pete Collins   [ updated 17 Jan 2014, 04:02 ]
RIP John Dobson, monk, chemist, inventor of the cheap & cheerful Dobsonian mount for telescopes and pioneer of sidewalk astronomy, who died in California on Wednesday at the grand old age of 98. I made an 8 inch scope to one of his designs 30 years ago, not sure where it is now.