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.