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2012-05-15 10:28:47

WOBURN, Mass., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- iOptron announces its newest product - The Solar 60(TM) Computerized Telescope with Electronic Eyepiece- just in time for the Transit of Venus on June 5-6, 2012. This will be the last transit across the Sun for the next 105 years. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/CG07641) With iOptron's Solar 60(TM) you'll be able to see and capture this once in a lifetime experience. The computerized goto telescope with 60mm refractor...

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2008-09-22 10:50:00

New historical evidence suggests the telescope may have been invented in Spain, not the Netherlands or Italy as scientists once thought. The findings suggest the telescope's creator could have been a spectacle-maker based in Gerona, Spain. The first refracting telescopes were thought to have appeared in the Netherlands in 1608 and may actually have been made for Spanish merchants. According to historian Nick Pelling, the inventor could have been a man called Juan Roget, who died between 1617...

2008-06-14 00:00:00

By CHRISTI ATHERTON, Westside correspondent Scott Conner's obsession with the night sky began at 9 years old, when his uncle gave him a four-inch refractor telescope. Looking through the small scope, stars weren't much more than tiny points of light, but then he found Saturn. "I was like, oh, my God, you can see the rings of Saturn," Conner said. "I was hooked." In 1986, at 16, he wanted a better look at Halley's Comet than a backyard telescope could provide, so he decided to visit the...


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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Nice Observatory -- The Nice Observatory (Observatoire de Nice) is an astronomical observatory located in Nice, France on the summit of Mount Gros (fr: Mont Gros). The observatory was initiated in 1879 by the banker Raphal Bischoffsheim. The architect was Charles Garnier and Gustave Eiffel designed the main cupola. The 76 centimeters (30 inches) refractor telescope that went operationnal in 1888 was at that time the world's largest telescope, it was outperformed one year later by the...

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