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Galileo and the Invention of the Telescope

by Oliver Lodge

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11863859M
    ISBN 101425366775
    ISBN 109781425366773
    OCLC/WorldCa315266794

      The history of the telescope dates back to the early s. Galileo Galilei is commonly credited for inventing the telescope, but this is not accurate. Galileo was the first to use a telescope .   Galileo Galilei’s telescope with his handwritten note specifying the magnifying power of the lens, at an exhibition at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke.

      Galileo Galilei – image from Wikimedia Commons. How the Galilean telescope works. There are various combinations of lenses which can be used to magnify distant objects, but the simplest is the one which was used by Galileo when building his telescope.   Another claim to the invention of the telescope was a gentleman by the name of Jacob Metius, who also applied for the patent of the telescope shortly after Hans did. Officials ultimately denied both patent applications by Zacharias Jansen and Jacob Metius due to the counterclaims and Hans Lippershey went into the record books as the official.

    The invention that set the stage for the telescope was the eyeglass, which appeared in the midth century. the convex lens at the far end of the telescope—Galileo ground a lens larger than. The Invention of the Telescope: Galileo Galilei Words | 3 Pages. his name was Galileo Galilei. Born on Febru in Pisa, Italy. He was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. He had three children; two girls and one boy, but was never married. In was also when William Shakespeare was born and.


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: Galileo and the Invention of the Telescope (): Lodge, Oliver: Books Books Go Search Hello Select your address Summer hobby inspiration. Best Sellers Customer Service New Releases Author: Sir Oliver Lodge, Oliver Lodge. The invention of the telescope played an important role in advancing our understanding of Earth's place in the cosmos.

While there is evidence that the principals of telescopes were known in the late 16th century, the first telescopes were created in the Netherlands in Spectacle makers Hans Lippershey & Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius independently created telescopes. Galileo is mistakenly believed by many to have invented the telescope—a misconception that the scientist did little to correct in his own time.

Rather, as Reeves, an associate professor of comp lit at Princeton, reminds readers in reviewing both the myths and facts of telescopy, Galileo perfected a relatively crude Dutch invention that he had Cited by: 3. Within two short years of the telescope’s invention, Galileo had forever altered our place in the cosmos In lateGalileo made watercolor drawings from his observations of.

Galileo discovered the mathematical formula of the pendulum swing, the telescope which allowed him to make more astronomical discoveries than any other And you feel great that you can read (or listen to in my case) the whole book in one sitting/5.

His telescope was a big hit in Padua and Venice, and the Paduan Senate gave him florins per year and a professorship for the invention, which could be used by the military as a spyglass. In March ofonly ten months after he first heard about the telescope, Galileo published a book which described the celestial observations he made.

Galileo - Galileo - Telescopic discoveries: At this point, however, Galileo’s career took a dramatic turn. In the spring of he heard that in the Netherlands an instrument had been invented that showed distant things as though they were nearby.

By trial and error, he quickly figured out the secret of the invention and made his own three-powered spyglass from lenses for sale in spectacle. Buy Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror by Eileen Reeves (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5. Galileo's Telescope book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

Local merchant Mr. Rummage tells the story of renowned astronomer and /5(16). Galileo was an Italian scientist and scholar whose inventions included the telescope. His discoveries laid the foundation for modern physics and astronomy.

Galileo Galilei: Inventor, Astronomer, and Rebel, by Michael White. This is a more recent biography of Galileo. Galileo in Rome, by Mariano Artigas. Everyone is fascinated by Galileo's trial before the Inquisition. This book tells of his various trips to Rome, from his younger days through his famous trial.

It was hard to put down. Galileo invented an improved telescope that let him observe and describe the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the phases of Venus, sunspots and the rugged lunar surface.

Galileo not only made important improvements to the telescope but was the first to use the new invented device for astronomical observations and by that he sparked the scientific revolution of the 17th century.

Galileo devoted his time to improving and perfecting the telescope and soon succeeded in producing telescopes of greatly increased power. The history of the telescope can be traced to before the invention of the earliest known telescope, which appeared in in the Netherlands, when a patent was submitted by Hans Lippershey, an eyeglass maker.

Although Lippershey did not receive his patent, news of the invention soon spread across Europe. The design of these early refracting telescopes consisted of a convex objective lens. The telescope is one of the famous discovery in the Galileo Discoveries.

In Galileo would build one of his most famous objects, the telescope, but Galileo did not invent the telescope. What Galileo Galilei did was to improve the telescope and be one of the first to use it to observe stars, planets and other objects in space.

Galileo wasn’t the first to build the device that would become known as the telescope, but he seems to have been the first to use it to study the heavens. InHans Lippershey of Holland, an eyeglass maker, asked for a patent on a “certain instrument for seeing far.”.

Galileo Galilei was recently selected as a main motif for a high value collectors' coin: the €25 International Year of Astronomy commemorative coin, minted in This coin also commemorates the th anniversary of the invention of Galileo's telescope.

The obverse shows a portion of his portrait and his ion: University of Pisa. Galileo Galilei Timeline Timeline Description: Galileo Galilei ( - ) was a famed engineer, scientist, and astronomer who was fundamental in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

He is most well known for improving the telescope, and his resulting observations that supported heliocentric astronomical theory - the concept that the sun was at the center of the solar system.

Four hundred years ago, in August ofGalileo Galilei an obscure Math professor from the University of Padua in Italy, revolutionized the world with a simple invention called the 'optik tube'. His simple version of what we now call the telescope, comprised of two lenses aligned inside a tube, providing a 9X magnification.

The Telescope and Job. The medieval cosmos does make biblical sense. In the Genesis account, man is pictured as the pinnacle of creation, after all.

But the new, post-Galileo attitude is equally at home with another strand of biblical thought: the creation as represented in the book of Job. The Dutch telescope and the Italian scientist Galileo have long enjoyed a durable connection in the popular mind--so much so that it seems this simple glass instrument transformed a rather modest middle-aged scholar into the bold icon of the Copernican Revolution.

And yet the extraordinary speed with which the telescope changed the course of Galileo's life and early modern astronomy obscures /5(2).

Of all the inventions used in astronomy, the telescope is the most important instrument for astronomers. Whether they use it atop a mountain in a huge observatory, or in orbit, or from a backyard observing spot, skygazers are benefitting from a great idea.Many people believe that Galileo Galilei was the first astronomer to invent and build the telescope; however, the first telescope was made by Hans Lippershey in the early s.

Lipperhey was a German-Dutch glass maker, and he managed to reduce the amount of light in his telescope while focusing it.