|John L. Dobson|
John Dobson in 2002.
|Born||September 14, 1915
Beijing, Republic of China
|Died||January 15, 2014
Burbank, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Vedantan monk (1944−1967), lecturer/popularizer of amateur astronomy|
|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.
Dobson died at Burbank, California on January 15, 2014. He was 98.
References[change | change source]
- sidewalkastronomers.us - John Dobson - A Brief Biography
- SB & F: Volume 43, Issues 5-6, page 231, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2007
- 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.