Saturday, December 28, 2013

Fact of the Day: Telescope

The earliest telescope was made by eyeglass craftsmen in the Netherlands. Galileo Galilei heard of these, then improved the design and used them for scientific research. 


Kay said...

Ahhh... So the Dutch should be getting some credit!

Cloudia said...

Optics is fascinating. Some claim those same opticians also aided great painters - so you know about that controversy, Adam?

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Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Cool invention!

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting, even though that guy looks more like Freud than Galileo.

Theresa Mahoney said...

My daughter whined for one, then never uses it? Cool invention though!