us for ISAN 7 on March 8th. ISAN was started to honor John Dobson and his goal of showing the people of this planet
where they live. By taking part this year, we all "accept his big
inheritance - we all continue his work, going to the streets, showing to the people the wonders of our universe."
Larger resolution image is available, contact us for dropbox location.
We hope that amateurs everywhere will help celebrate the life and work of John Dobson by performing public observing sessions
on March 8th. As amateur astronomers, John felt this was our task. He repeatedly said that "if the amateurs don't do
it, who will? Professionals have other work to do, it's the amateurs that need to go to the people." He spent over 40
years going out every clear night to perform that task. May times, he would meet amateurs who would tell him of their public
events and his reply would always be "good, that's what you're supposed to be doing!"
that you'll get a scope and do some true "sidewalk" observing, but if that is difficult in your area we hope that
you will hold some kind of public star party. Please feel free to use the images for ISAN 7 and translate them into whatever
languages you need.