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Unformatted text preview: Laboratory 0: 400 Years of the Telescope Brennan Jackson ID Number: 21180889 Section Number: 120 GSI: Aaron Lee The film summarizes the evolution of the telescope, and by extension astronomy, from its invention in 1609 to the present day. It begins with the tale of Galileo's first views of the sky and his subsequent proving of the Copernican heliocentric theory with his findings, leading to his depressing fate, but also sparking the birth of modern astronomy, as others began to improve upon the telescope's design at first by making longer and longer telescopes to correct for problems, and then creating a new design entirely using reflecting mirrors, rather than refracting glass, thanks to Newton. This design was improved even further around 1850, when a more reflective, longer lasting mirror was invented. Not long after, photography became usable with telescopes, after a few decades of development, providing our first lasting views of the heavens. These soon allowed us to view fainter objects with providing our first lasting views of the heavens....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course SFDVILSHF 384782 taught by Professor Sdfhhsafd during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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