Telescope

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Creation: unknown

There is some dispute about early telescopes, but they were probably invented in the early 17th century. Galileo built one in 1609 and was the first to point a telescope at the skies. In the beginning they were cumbersome, but soon nautical instrument makers, who were already providing mariners with navigation instruments, began making telescopes—“spyglasses”—for sailors. We do not know the provenance of this instrument, but it is part of the Garland Collection of Scientific Instruments.

Title

Telescope

Date

Creation: unknown

Description

There is some dispute about early telescopes, but they were probably invented in the early 17th century. Galileo built one in 1609 and was the first to point a telescope at the skies. In the beginning they were cumbersome, but soon nautical instrument makers, who were already providing mariners with navigation instruments, began making telescopes—“spyglasses”—for sailors. We do not know the provenance of this instrument, but it is part of the Garland Collection of Scientific Instruments.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Telescopes

Source

Item on loan from the Arthur J. Dyer Observatory

Files

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Citation

“Telescope,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/969.