Telescopes Before Lippershey: Fact or Fiction?

Roy Youman and Stephen R. Wilk

Fictional accounts of early telescopes abound, but were there any real instruments before Hans Lippershey patented his invention in 1608? It’s likely that one Elizabethan surveyor and mathematician was at least onto the same idea with his reflecting device.

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Publish Date: 01 May 2007

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