Tuesday, November 26, 2013

      A telescope is an instrument that aids in the observation of remote objects by collecting electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The earliest recorded were the refracting telescopes that appeared in the Netherlands in 1608. Their development is credited to three individuals: Hans Lippershey and Zacharias Janssen, who were spectacle makers in Middelburg, and Jacob Metius of Alkmaar. Galileo heard about the Dutch telescope in June 1609, built his own within a month and greatly improved upon the design in the following year. 

 Facts and Figures:
  • In the 1960s physicist Raymond Davis Jr. used 100,000 gallons of dry-cleaning fluid to detect invisible neutrino particles as they stream from the sun.
  • Davis’s bizarre telescope worked, revealing fundamental physics and netting him a Nobel in 2002.
  • But legend has it that the device was really invented three years earlier by kids playing with lenses in a spectacle-maker’s shop.
There are telescope for beginners and buying guide in which you can select your preferences.As of today there are many different kinds and types,here are some.
  • meade telescope parts
  • meade autostar telescope
  • bushnell northstar telescope