Together with some friends of LAG (Astronomical
Society of Linz) we watched the first historic online "Living Legend Webcast
Event" featuring the worldwide known John Dobson. Popularizer of the telescope
design that now bears his name.
Read his biography at Wikipedia
Having internet connection and using the
Browser in addition with Adobe-Connect-software people around the
world could see and hear John Dobson and they could ask him questions.
Mike Simmons (president of AWB) was reading the online questions from his IPad
and asked John ....
....... who was live answering all our questions patiently. Thanks for this to
It was really a pleasure and a big honor to take part in
this event !
For example one of our asks:
"John, what's true about the story
you have been sleeping, using a sleepingbag, in your big telescopes ?"
He confirmed this story to be true, for example in his big 22'' telescope. You
can believe it and understand why, if you see following picture ;-)
...... there was simply no other place to sleep :-)
Of course, we had some technical problems during this first webcast,
especially the possibility to give a question via live videostream did'nt
really work. So we used the classic chat line to put some questions. Sometimes
we had big problems with sound too .........
we did the best in respect of this circumstances.
Thanks to AWB for this great idea, and thanks to all who made these things
GREETINGS FROM LINZ/AUSTRIA CLEAR & DARK SKIES !