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John Dobson Astronomer

John Dobson, the Astronomer Who Showed Us What's 'Way the Hell Out There'

Dean Regas | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

Eccentric telescope pioneer and world-renowned astronomer John Dobson passed away this month at the age of 98. He revolutionized astronomy with a homemade telescope design now belovedly known as the Dobsonian Telescope and made the sky more accessible to the backyard star gazer.