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Fraser
2011-Jun-08, 07:50 PM
Editor’s Note: Astronomy journalist Govert Schilling has written a new book that looks at the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope 400 years ago. In Schilling’s distinct style, he takes the reader on an adventure through both space and time. Schilling has written this guest post for Universe Today: Astronomy is [...]

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jhwegener
2011-Jun-09, 09:03 PM
Then there is the question about the background for the development of the telescope and "new born" astronomy. The reasons for the initial development of the later seems to have been entirely different from later use in astronomy - and microscopy. Was the demand for eyeglasses that made it all possible?