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ahlberto
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Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89
      #5120635 - 03/13/12 05:41 PM

Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 .The news here .
A irreplaceable loss for the astronomy world.
RIP mr Johnson


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tmbuser6
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: ahlberto]
      #5120643 - 03/13/12 05:45 PM

I am genuinely sad to hear that. He changed the face of our hobby forever with his Celestronic-20 and everything that followed.

Wayne


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RTLR 12
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: tmbuser6]
      #5120705 - 03/13/12 06:23 PM

There is a video about Tom Johnson's contribution to astronomy on Celestron's website. It is located at the end of the announcement of his passing.

Click on 'Company Info' and then on the right hand side under 'Latest News'.

Stan

Edited by RTLR 12 (03/13/12 06:26 PM)


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Scott BeithAdministrator
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5120788 - 03/13/12 07:25 PM

RIP Sir.

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rmollise
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5120820 - 03/13/12 07:45 PM

Just heard myself. Don't know what to say. A giant has left us...

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woodsman
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: Scott Beith]
      #5120822 - 03/13/12 07:46 PM

What a tremendous accomplishment and contribution to modern Amateur astronomy that one man made. RIP Mr. Johnson, and thanks for everything you did for the rest of us. Many of us will forever be in your debt.

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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: woodsman]
      #5120873 - 03/13/12 08:13 PM

RIP Tom. Your legacy will live on...

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bykhed
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: tjay]
      #5120877 - 03/13/12 08:18 PM

There are few people who did more to make astronomy available to the masses than Tom. He reached up and brought the stars within our grasp.

-Matt


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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: bykhed]
      #5120888 - 03/13/12 08:28 PM

My fondest respects for a person who truly changed the face of modern amateur astronony to say nothing of imaging. He was a great man.

Pete


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Patrick
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: RTLR 12]
      #5120899 - 03/13/12 08:36 PM

Quote:

There is a video about Tom Johnson's contribution to astronomy on Celestron's website. It is located at the end of the announcement of his passing.




Very interesting video about Tom's life and contribution to our hobby. There was a lot there I'd never heard before.

Here's the Link

Patrick


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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: Patrick]
      #5120922 - 03/13/12 08:49 PM

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/Tom-Johnson-xxxx1502012-142534025.html

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amicus sidera
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: swalker]
      #5121063 - 03/13/12 10:40 PM

My deepest respects to a man who changed the face of amateur astronomy forever.

First Norman Edmund, now Tom Johnson... the old guard is departing, it would seem.


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stevew
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: swalker]
      #5121073 - 03/13/12 10:44 PM

Sad news indeed.

Thanks for everything Tom.
Your telescopes have inspired so many people to look to the stars.

Steve


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greedyshark
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: stevew]
      #5121098 - 03/13/12 10:56 PM

What a contribution he made to this passion we call amateur astronomy.

Charles


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Rich (RLTYS)
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: ahlberto]
      #5121365 - 03/14/12 06:22 AM

Amateur Astronomy has lost a giant.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Greg K.Administrator

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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5121993 - 03/14/12 02:00 PM

Sorry to hear this. His contributions to amateur astronomy are enormous.

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RogerLaureys
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: Greg K.]
      #5122111 - 03/14/12 03:07 PM

Every night he will be remembered by hundreds of amateur astronomers when they are looking through their SCT's. Tom made them affordable and popular.We owe him much.
RIP
Roger
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: RogerLaureys]
      #5122136 - 03/14/12 03:14 PM

Very sad to be losing the people that have contributed so much for our passion.



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ahlberto
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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 new [Re: RogerLaureys]
      #5122163 - 03/14/12 03:25 PM

edited by admin

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Re: Tom Johnson ,Celestron founder dies at age 89 [Re: ahlberto]
      #5122168 - 03/14/12 03:27 PM

RIP Tom and thank you for your life and the gift you gave to the astronomy community through your thought and creativity.

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