Who invented the telescope?

Anton Kravchenko
Anton Kravchenko
May 24, 2012
Who invented the telescope?

After many years, the telescope remains the main instrument for observing other objects in space. Who created the first telescope?

The first telescope was invented by a man far from astronomy. In 1908, the Dutch eyewear master, John Lippersgay, showed his invention in The Hague. They did not grant him a patent for an invention - at the same time many other masters created a similar tool.

It is believed that Galileo Galilei was the first to construct and use a telescope. It was a simple device, like a telescope. Only large scale and large magnification. With the help of him, he made a number of astronomical discoveries.

Later, in 1656, Christian Huyens created a telescope, with a magnification of 100x. Such telescopes are now amateur, for novice astronomers.

Isaac Newton gave a new life to the telescope, using the mirror system, which is still used in the manufacture of modern telescopes.

Many scientists have made efforts to create a device for observing celestial bodies. Who invented the telescope is a moot point. However, today we are happy to observe the planets and stars, discovering new and new facets of space.