The End of an Era

Help say goodbye to John Dobson at his final two events before he moves permanently to Los Angeles.
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The end of an era is upon us.


John Dobson, co-founder of the Sidewalk Astronomers, and inventor of the Dobsonian mount – a simple, inexpensive, practical, yet optically near perfect Newtonian telescope – will be relocating from his apartment in the Outer Sunset to the Vedanta Center in Hollywood.


For those who would like to visit with John, he will be giving a talk upstairs at Dean Gustafson's residence, 4135 Judah Street, San Francisco on Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 PM. This talk is open to all and is free but donations ($10 suggested) are accepted.


You may also join John with your telescope, enjoying sidewalk astronomy and observing the evening of Friday Februrary 26 at 7:00 PM. Location is yet to be determined, although the corner of Broderick and Jackson – the site of John's first Sidewalk Astronomy outings – come to mind as a fitting place. We may also meet at the usual 9th and Irving, Randall Museum, Lands End or possibly even Ghirardelli Square.


More details will be posted shortly here on the SF Sidewalk Astronomers website:


Twitter feed:


and Sidewalk Astronomers national website:


in a few days.


Looking forward to seeing you in the dark (on the sidewalk),


Ken Frank

San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers