Monday, February 3, 2014
San Francisco Memorial for John Dobson
6:07 pm est
The San Francisco
Sidewalk Astronomers, San Francisco Amateur Astronomers and the Astronomical Association of Northern California announce a
memorial and celebration of the life of John L. Dobson.
This happening will take place at noon, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Lands End.
Events to take place
at the memorial:
12 Noon : Introduction
Valley of the Dobs - If
you took John's telescope making class and you still have your scope kicking around...bring it! We'll have the "Valley
of the Dobs" for a great photo opportunity. Re-connect with your fellow classmates pushing glass.
Photo - Along with the group photo,
please bring yours too, to share your memories and fun stories. We’d also like someone to make a video please.
Grind a Mirror -John used to say, "The mirror must be accurate to within one one-thousandth the thickness of Saran Wrap." Just how do you
make a mirror this accurate? Test your skills. We'd like everyone to spend a few moments grinding the mirror in
remembrance of John.
Safe Solar Viewing -Members
of the SFAA, SFSA & AANC clubs will provide telescopes for safe solar viewing of our nearest star.
Sidewalk Astronomy -This memorial will be part of the great universal star party Saturday, March 8th is ISAN 7 in memory of John.
you in the dark (& on the sidewalk),
KEN FRANK firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN DOBSON
5:18 pm est
There will be a memorial service for
John at the Vedanta Society in Hollywood on Feb. 23rd at 3:30pm for those who wish to pay respects.
The Vedanta Society is located at 1946 Vedanta Place, Hollywood Ca. 90068. Parking
is limited and we suggest using the parking lot at Hollywood and Argyll, it is about 1/2 mile from the Vedanta Society. Just
walk north up Argyll past Franklin to Vine and go left up the hill to the back of Vedanta. We will have a sign posted
and the service will be in the Shrine. The hill is substantial so please leave the parking at Vedanta for our older or handicapped
We will be serving light refreshments
after the service and since we expect a large crowd, we are asking for help, both volunteers and donations (just refreshments).
If you are interested in helping, please contact Donna Smith.