Release Date: June 5th, 2005
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 19 min
John Dobson tours the country giving lectures on astronomy, cosmology, and telescope design.
Director: Jeffrey Jacobs
An entirely unconventional, hypnotic, meandering film. show more
As we learn, delightfully so, in Jeffrey Fox Jacobs' documentary A Sidewalk Astronomer, the Peking-born Dobson promotes the building and use of small, inexpensive telescopes to study the wonders of the sky. show more
Some of his theories seem cockamamie compared with current intellectual norms, though, so it's too bad the filmmakers don't give him time to make a coherent case. show more