History of the Telescope

The video below offers an introduction to the history of the telescope.
Below the video is a link to a timeline of the telescope and related events in history.

Amazing History of the Telescope

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1608 – telescope – [hackingtheuniverse.com]

Hans Lippershey, a Dutch lensmaker has been given primary credit for making the first recorded optical telescope in 1608, although there is evidence that other telescopes or “looking glasses” existed prior to his work.

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