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.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In Memoriam: John Dobson (1915 - 2014)
5:15 pm est
It is with heavy hearts that we must report the passing of John Dobson. He died peacefully this morning, Wednesday,
January 15th, in Burbank, California. He was 98 years old. He leaves behind a son, numerous close friends, and fans and admirers
On March 8th, in honor of John, this year's ISAN (International Sidewalk Astronomy
Night) will be dedicated to his memory. Amateur astronomers around the globe can join in and celebrate John's life and continue
to carry the torch that he lit back in 1968 when he co-founded the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers.