John Dobson

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John L. Dobson

John Dobson in 2002.
Born September 14, 1915(1915-09-14)
Beijing, Republic of China
Died January 15, 2014(2014-01-15) (aged 98)
Burbank, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Vedantan monk (1944−1967), lecturer/popularizer of amateur astronomy[1]
Known for Dobsonian telescope, sidewalk astronomy

John Lowry Dobson (September 14, 1915 – January 15, 2014) was an American astronomer. He known for creating a design for a large Newtonian reflector telescope that is named after him, the Dobsonian telescope.[2]

Dobson died at Burbank, California on January 15, 2014. He was 98.[3]

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  1. sidewalkastronomers.us - John Dobson - A Brief Biography
  2. SB & F: Volume 43, Issues 5-6, page 231, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2007
  3. Woo, Elaine (2014-01-18). "John Dobson dies at 98; former monk developed easy-to-make telescope". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/obituaries/la-me-john-dobson-20140119,0,6483430.story#axzz2qmCOgfsk. Retrieved 2014-01-26.

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