JOHN DOBSON TO GUEST IN LINZ
John Dobson, the icone for many astronomy enthusiasts around the globe - popularizer of the telescope design that now bears his name - was "to guest in Linz" at the Astronomical Society of Linz (LAG). This event was enabled by a cooperation with Astronomers Without Borders (AWB). Johannes Stübler was registered to be a participant of this first worldwide LIVE-webcast of the series "Living Legends". Using a mobile internet connection we could participate at the LIVE-interview with John Dobson and we beamed up the live pictures to our little videowall. At this time John was sitting in front of the camera in Hollywood together with Mike Simmons (president of AWB) who did the role of an interviewer. Connected by a chatboard, members of our society could ask some questions, send to the IPad of Mike who relayed these questions to John who answered them LIVE in realtime. For all of us this was really a fascinating chance to get into contact with this famous man. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE THIS HAPPEN !
John Dobson is the founder of the Sidewalk Astronomers a worldwide agitation for showing people the wonders of our starry night along the road. Even our Astronomical Society - LAG is organizing such local events and on the website of the Sidewalk Astronomers in San Francisco we could already contribute some pictures.
Have a look HERE.
For the future more webcasts are planned by AWB and LAG will keep trying after this succesful pilotproject.
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