History of the Dobsonian Telescope


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Type: General Meetings

Held on: Apr 16, 2014 (Wed) at 07:30 PM to Apr 16, 2014 (Wed) at 09:30 PM

Speaker: Bob Mulford

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A118, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Please join us for our April General Meeting, when member and amateur telescope maker Bob Mulford will present “History of the Dobsonian Telescope”. John Dobson, who died this past January at age 98, was a Vedantan monk with a passion to show people how the universe really looks. He designed a telescope optimized for visual use. Deceptively simple, it is a masterpiece of design and it revolutionized amateur astronomy. A Dobsonian telescope is so simple, in fact, and the design so radical, that few took it seriously at first. It was many years before amateurs came to understand and embrace its genius.


Latitude 47.6529796, Longitude -122.3110046


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