Between 1608 and 1610 the canopy of the night sky was ripped open by an object created almost by accident: a cylinder with lenses at both ends. Galileoas Telescope tells how this ingenious device evolved into a precision instrument that would transcend the limits of human vision and transform humanityas view of its place in the cosmos.Rubino then begged Grienberger to send him a telescope or at least a alittle treatisea so he could figure out how to make one himself in India. While he waited for his request to be fulfilled, this is how he pictured his new instrument: aI imagineanbsp;...
|Author||:||Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 2015-02-23|