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Have you always wanted to build your own telescope? The opportunity may only be as far as your local astronomy society. For instance, the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers, founded by John Dobson, the creator of the Dobsonian telescope, hosts year round telescope making classes for anyone with an interest in astronomy. You can also visit the San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers Web site at www.sfsidewalkastronomers.org to find directions and plans to build your own telescope. To find an astronomy society near you, try Astronomy magazine's Web site at www.astronomy.com and go to their Astronomy Groups page.