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Galileo's telescope

400 years later, Galileo’s Telescope still survives in the constant care of the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Italy. The Museum holds exhibitions on Galileo’s telescope and the observations he made with it. The displays consist of these rare and precious instruments – including the objective lens created by the master and the only two existing telescopes built by Galileo himself. Thanks to Galileo’s careful record keeping, craftsmen around the world have recreated Galileo’s telescope for museums and replicas are now sold for amateurs and collectors as well!


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Taken on March 17, 2011