The Sidewalk Astronomers
The Sidewalk Astronomers was founded
by John Dobson in San Francisco in 1968 and we now have members all over the world. Our primary work is: 1)giving the
people of this planet a chance to see, with their own eyes, celestial objects through good-sized telescopes, and 2) providing
them with information about what they are seeing. In order that more people may own and use telescopes for this purpose,
we also teach classes and offer assistance in low-cost telescope making.
We set up our telescopes in places where people are likely to be passing by - busy street corners, shopping malls, movie
theaters, fairs, etc. We call it "urban guerilla astronomy".
You can find more information about the Sidewalk Astronomers at our website www.sidewalkastronomers.us