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Galileo's Telescope

Galileo's Telescope

A brief history of Galileo's telescope, its predecessors, and the "telescope race" it inspired. In a 150 or so years, telescope makers like Galileo started with a collection of eyeglass components, solved several major technical hurdles (and discovered major physical principles in doing so), and ended up with the telescope design we still use today.


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