The big astronomy event of January was a visit by the nation's
best-known amateur astronomer. John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian telescope
(mounting); founder of Sidewalk Astronomers; and maverick cosmologist visited
us over the Jan. 13-19 period. One of the highlights of his visit was
his presentation on Jan. 14, 1900h (7:00 PM) at the Oak Ridge Campus of Roane
State Community College. His topic was"Linking Sidewalk Astronomy
and Steady-State Cosmology." Other highlights: Sidewalk Astronomy
in Oak Ridge on Jan. 15. John visited us at TAO on Jan. 17 for a Public
Stargaze. Here's a summary of events:
WEDNESDAY, Jan 14, 7:00 pm, Oak Ridge Campus, Roane State CC.
Public Lecture: "Linking Sidewalk Astronomy and Steady-State
THURSDAY, Jan 15, 7:00 pm, Sidewalk
Astronomy at the Oak Ridge Campus, Roane State Community
FRIDAY, Jan 16, 7:45 pm, Main Campus, Pellissippi State Tech CC.
This presentation was devoted strictly to John's cosmology.
SATURDAY, Jan 17, 6:00 pm, Tamke-Allan Observatory.
John led a Public Stargaze.
SUNDAY, Jan 18, 3:00 pm, Main Campus, Pellissippi State Tech CC.
John discussed general astronomy and cosmology.