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In the parking lot of Roth's market, American astronomer and... News PhotoAstronomer,Astronomy,Astronomy Telescope,Boys,Child,Color Image,Father,Homemade,Human Interest,Independence - Ohio,Market,Parking,People,Photograph,Science and Technology,Three People,USA,Vertical,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Archive Photos In the parking lot of Roth's market, American astronomer and telescope-maker John Dobson (left) watches as a young boy and his father look through one of his home-made telescopes, Independence, Oregon, July 6, 2011. The Dobsonian telescope, a type of Newtonian telescope on a cannon mount, helped to revolutionize amateur astronomy, making it possible for large-aperture telescopes to be home-made with readily-available materials. (Photo by Garth Eliassen/Getty Images)