JOHN DOBSON'S 95th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
We'll be celebrating John's 95th brithday with a day long event at Griffith Observatory on Sept 18th.
In true sidewalk fashion, we'll be building at 12" telescope to use for observing the Moon that evening as part of the International Observe the Moon celebration.
There will be hands-on grinding for the public and any amateurs who want to get a work out. We'll also be assembling the mount so that everyone can see the entire telescope building process for themself.
There will be solar viewing, a booth for continual screening of "A Sidewalk Astronomer" and of course, we'll have JD on hand to talk and answer questions throughout the day!
In the afternoon, we'll do a congratulations presentation to John and then later in the day John will be holding a formal question and answer session in the Leonard Nimoy Theater.
After dark, we'll put our new scope (as well as many of our old ones) to use for a public star party. We'll join amateurs around the world as part of International Observe the Moon Night
For those of you who can't make it, you can still send birthday wishes/sentiments to JD by leaving a message
and we'll print them all out and present them to him during the celebration.