Sunday, August 14, 2011

Great Video on John Dobson

John Dobson has been massively influential in popularizing astronomy. His invention of the Dobsonian telescope mount (the lazy susan, box style mount we see so much of today) has made larger scopes more economically accessible to the general public while also enabling the popularization of astronomy through the "sidewalk astronomy" phenomenon. This terrific video on YouTube gives a glimpe into the life of this eccentric and brilliant chap.


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