400th Anniversary of the Invention of the Telescope: 1608-2008


Subject:
Astronomy , Telescopes

Description:
This site commemorates the invention of the telescope by Dutch craftsmen Johannes (Hans) Lipperhey and Zacharias Janssen in 1608. The site notes that Galileo is better known because he was one of the first to use the telescope for scientific purposes and his astronomical discoveries were a huge sensation. Includes a FAQ, and articles on the history of the telescope and related subjects. In English and Dutch. From the Philippus Lansbergen Public Observatory.

Publisher:
Philippus Lansbergen Public Observatory

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.inventionofthetelescope.eu/400y_telescope/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/lang,en/


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