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Dobsonian Telescope Inventor Dies Aged 98
On January 15th, 2014, John Dobson, inventor of the inexpensive, simple to use Dobsonian telescope, passed away in Burbank, California, aged 98. In 1915, Dobson was born in Beijing, China, and after his parents moved to San Francisco in 1927, he later earned...
January Best Month To View Jupiter In 2014
On January 5, 2014, the Earth passed between the sun and Jupiter (opposition) and attained its closest approach to the Earth for 2014 (391 million miles), meaning the coming month will be the best time all year round to view ‘the giant planet’ through...