The Invention of the Telescope

  • Wilson Wall
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


Great, I say, because of the excellence of the things themselves, because of their newness, unheard of through the ages, and also because of the instrument with the benefit of which they make themselves manifest to our sight.

Siderius Nuncius (1610)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilson Wall
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  1. 1.BewdleyUK

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