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History of Telescopes

Amazing Space: Telescopes From the Ground Up

Provides information about the history of telescopes since Galileo. Also offers teacher tips and lesson plans.

Antique Telescopes

Includes photographs and descriptions of telescopes from the last 400 years.

The Galileo Project: The Telescope

Provides a detailed background of Galileo's invention of the telescope and its subsequent impact in Europe.

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