John Dobson: Grandfather of Modern Amateur Astronomy

John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian mount for telescopes, passed away at the age of 98 in January, but he left behind a wonderful legacy for modern amateur astronomers.

February 7, 2014
2:59 PM EST
John Dobson invites people to look through his telescope "Little One", along with his sun telescope, on a street corner in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in San Francisco in 1989. | Corbis