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sad news of death of John Dobson

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sad news of death of John Dobson

Posted by Denis Buczynski at 14:38 on 2014 Jan 16

I pass on sad news of the death of John Dobson the American astronomy populariser and inventer of the Dobsonian telescope design. A tribute can be found at the link:http://earthsky.org/space/r-i-p-john-dobson

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Posted by Tony Davies at 15:30 on 2014 Jan 16

Sad news indeed. John Dobson held some very interesting views on cosmology but his work on Dobsonian mount telescopes certainly brought better astronomical views within the budget of many more budding astronomers. A very interesting person.

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Re:sad news of death of John Dobson

Posted by Terry Byatt at 18:57 on 2014 Feb 01

Very sad. John brought the opportunity of owning (or building) a large telescope to those of us with limited funds to spend on our hobby.