Visit the Davis Centre Library to take in The Invention of the Telescope exhibit, opening this Saturday, January 17th. Launched in conjunction with UW's IYA2009 kick-off events, this exhibit is the first in a series focusing on astronomy topics to be exhibited throughout the year.
This opening exhibit explores the controversial history behind the invention of the telescope. It showcases many of the major contributors to the telescope’s invention and highlights its early users and observers. Several of the publications that came out of the initial observations made with early telescopes are displayed, as well as interesting texts on the invention of the telescope.
Learn how the invention of the telescope catalyzed a revolution in the belief systems of the day, led by astronomers such as Galileo who made early observations of the night sky and Johannes Kepler who defined the Laws of Planetary Motion.
For more information, contact:
Liaison Librarian for Mathematics and Physics
Davis Centre Library