WorldCat Identities

Dobson, John L. (John Lowry) 1915-2014

Overview
Works: 5 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 82 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: QB44.2, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John L Dobson
A sidewalk astronomer a film about astronomy, cosmology and John Dobson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Get to know John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian telescope mount, former Vedanta monk, and co-founder of Sidewalk Astronomers, who encourages us to think about the Universe. The film follows John as he tours the country, with sequences on telescope making, the Moon, Sun, planets, galaxies, Big Band, and the nature of time and space. It is illustrated with footage and photos of space shot from satellites and spacecraft as well as animation courtesy of NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Hubble Space Telescope Institute
Telescope building with John Dobson by John L Dobson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Dobson, expert at making amateur telescopes, gives step-by-step instructions for making a user-friendly, low-cost telescope big enough to see craters on the moon, distant planets, star clusters, stellar nurseries, and galaxies beyond our own
A sidewalk astronomer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Dobson is a former Vedanta monk and co-founder of 'Sidewalk Astronomers,' an organization that encourages amateurs to share their telescopes and knowledge with others on busy city streets and in national parks 'so people can see something of the universe in which they were born"--Container
The astronomers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Astronomers believe the universe contains at least ten times as much mass as can be seen and accounted for. How they are able to detect this missing mass and to discover more about it are the subjects of this episode. Astronomers Vera Rubin and Tony Tyson describe their search for dark matter, material invisible to us but whose gravity affects the motion of stars and can alter the light reaching us from distant galaxies. In addition, John Dobson, a self-proclaimed "sidewalk astronomer," shares his knowledge with people he encounters
 
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.18 for The astron ... to 0.29 for How and wh ...)
Languages
English (8)