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Famous Astronomers and Telescope Makers

  • Who Invented the First telescope? Some new evidence shows us telescopes were around sooner than we think.
  • William Herschel - He discovered Uranus, put together a massive list of nebulae (over 2500 objects) and built a telescope that was forty feet long.
  • James Gregory - The inventor of the first reflector or Gregorian Telescope
  • Johannes Kepler -Mathematician, astronomer and Optician. He invented a type of telescope and changed how we view the orbit of planets around the sun.



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