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  • The Telescope

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    The telescope has changed the world greatly by being able to make distant objects appear closer and more distinct. It helped scientists to discover things that could not be seen by the naked eye. For example, a lot of things in space would have not been discovered if it were not for the telescope. Also, it helped the world of eyesight. It would not only let you see objects from far away, it would also help you see if you had a problem with it. It could also be used for other things: hunting, war

  • Telescopes

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    Telescopes are an arrangement of lenses or mirrors or both that gathers visible light, permitted direct observation or photographic recording of distant objects. A telescope can be used in many ways such as viewing stars, moons, planets, looking at the city from a tall building, or looking at wildlife. All telescopes are not the same, some are better than others. There are three different kind of telescopes. Reflecting which uses two mirrors instead of lenses, Catadioptric (CAT) which combines lens

  • The Telescope

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    your enjoyment and enlightenment, a detail and profile of the most landmark instrument ever created for observation of the stars! Two pieces of glass (three at most) are used to either refract or reflect light emitted by a far off source. Radio telescopes are similar (though will not be addressed here) in that they collect energy signals from far off sources. People commit hundreds of hours of their lives, willingly, to a continuous myopic view of the universe, generally very alone atop some secluded

  • Telescope

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    Telescope Light and other kinds of electromagnetic radiation coming from the universe outside the Earth must travel enormous distances through space and time to reach observers. Only the brightest and nearest stars can be seen with the unaided eye. To see farther and to clarify and measure what is seen, a telescope is needed. The word telescope is derived from the Greek words tele, "from afar," and skopos, "viewer." Even a simple homemade telescope can clearly show Saturn's rings, Jupiter's bands

  • Galileo And The Telescope

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    Galileo was not the person who invented the telescope, but he was the first one to use the telescope to study the heavens. He made many observations using the telescope that shocked the religious world. In this short essay, I will only focus on three observations and how an Aristotlean reacts to it. These observations played a very important role on the development of astronomy. The first object he observed was the moon. Through his observations he concluded that the moon’s surface was very

  • The History of the Telescope

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    For centuries, mankind has always pondered upon the wonders that is beyond our planet, the Earth. The invention of the telescope has vastly improved our view of the skies, sharpening our perception of the universe and penetrating ever deeper, to the furthest edges of time and space. The underlying roots to the invention of the telescope is vague and thought to have started around during the 13th century. An accidental discovery made by a glassmaker during this era, resulted in the development and

  • How the Telescope Opened the Universe

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    Telescopes were one of the most important inventions in the science of astronomy. They opened up the sky, allowing people to see things previously invisible. With telescopes, scientists could look beyond the visible sky and learn about what exists past the night sky. From the earliest telescopes of Galileo’s age to the incredible telescopes used today, they have allowed people to see just how large the universe is and what makes up that universe. How the Telescope Opened the Universe When Galileo

  • Development of the Periodic Table, X Rays and the Telescope

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    was the first chemical reaction humans learned to use and control? ( Chemistry has helped our world come up with new, advanced technology to benefit us all. Chemistry played a role in developing the periodic table, x-rays, and the telescope. Primarily, the Periodic Table of Elements was primarily thought to be developed by Dmitri Mendeleev. However, “Antoine Lavoisier first established the modern concept of the element in the late 1700s” (worldbook). Mendeleev published his version

  • Essay On Telescopes

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    astronomers in the past, because without their work our knowledge of space would far less than it is today. From Galileo’s first telescope to the Webb space telescope that has yet to be launched, there are so many observational technologies that made important contributions to the observation and exploration of space. The credit for the invention of the first telescope is given to a Dutch glasses maker,

  • Hubble Telescope

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    The Hubble Space Telescope is one of the most amazing machines in orbit right now. In 1946, an astrophysicist named Dr. Lyman Spitzer proposed that a telescope in space would reveal better and clearer images that are even far from earth than any ground telescope. This idea was very extravagant because no one had yet launched a rocket into outer space. As the US space program excelled quickly over the early years, Spitzer lobbied NASA and Congress to develop a space telescope. In 1975, the European