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John Dobson (II) (1915–2014)

John Dobson was born on September 14, 1915 in Beijing, China as John Lowry Dobson. He died on January 15, 2014 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known for "The Dobsonian telescope", a low-cost Newtonian reflecting telescope that can be built from common materials, such as plywood, Formica, PVC closet flanges, cardboard construction tubs, recycled porthole glass, and indoor-outdoor carpet. See more »


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