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John L. Dobson
John Dobson in 2002.
Born (1915-09-14)September 14, 1915
Died January 15, 2014(2014-01-15) (aged 98)
Nationality American
Occupation Vedantan monk (1944−1967), lecturer/popularizer of amateur astronomy
Known for Dobsonian telescope, sidewalk astronomy

John Lowry Dobson (September 14, 1915 – January 15, 2014) was an American astronomer. He known for creating a design for a popular Newtonian telescope, named after him, the Dobsonian telescope.

Dobson died at Burbank, California on January 15, 2014. He was 98.

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