Latest Refracting telescope Stories

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.

2008-06-14 00:00:00

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.

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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...

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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