A Sidewalk Astronomer

Jeffrey Fox Jacobs' cheerful documentary profiles John Dobson, the founder of Sidewalk Astronomers, a nonprofit organization with some two dozen chapters around the world. Born Sept. 14, 1915, in Beijing, China, to a musician mother and a zoologist father, Dobson moved with his parents to San Francisco in 1927. He embraced atheism until a lecture by Vedanta...read more

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02:08 — Trailer for the documentary A Sidewalk Astronomer. John Dobson, an 89 year old with a white ponytail and knack for comedy, is the inventor of the Dob (more…)

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Jeffrey Fox Jacobs' cheerful documentary profiles John Dobson, the founder of Sidewalk Astronomers, a nonprofit organization with some two dozen chapters around the world. Born Sept. 14, 1915, in Beijing, China, to a musician mother and a zoologist father,… (more)

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