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 email@example.com