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Research Article: Telescope

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Telescope

There is much confusion and debate concerning the origin of the telescope. Many notable individuals appear to have simultaneously and independently discovered how to make a telescope during the last months of 1608 and the early part of 1609. Regardless of its origins, the invention of the telescope has led to great progress in the field of astronomy.

The Origin of the Telescope

Contrary to popular belief, Galileo Galilei (1564–1642) did not invent the telescope, and he was probably not even the first person to use this instrument in astronomy. Instead, the latter honor may be attributed to Thomas Harriot (1560–1621). Harriot developed a map of the Moon several months before Galileo began observations. Nevertheless, Galileo distinguished himself in the field through his patience, dedication, insight, and skill.

The actual inventor of the telescope may never be known with certainty. Its invention may have been by a fortuitous occurrence when...

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