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Your search for posts with tags containing telescope lenses found 10 posts

The Glassmaker and The Astronomer

 Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable...
From: Conciatore on 18 Jan 2021

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 20 Nov 2020

The Glassmaker and the Astronomer

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 (detail),by Justus Sustermans (1597-1681).Galileo Galilei lived almost simultaneously with glassmaker and alchemist Antonio Neri. Both were employed by the Medici royal court in Tuscany and both spent considerable time...
From: Conciatore on 22 May 2020

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 14 Feb 2020

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 19 Jul 2019

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelliby Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics. There...
From: Conciatore on 24 Oct 2018

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 8 Dec 2017

Torricelli on Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 6 Jan 2017

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647 Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 8 Jan 2016

Torricelli and Glass

Evangelista Torricelli by Lorenzo Lippi, circa 1647Today Evangelista Torricelli (1608–1647) is remembered as the inventor of the mercury barometer. Lesser known are a number of significant contributions he made to mathematics, astronomy and physics....
From: Conciatore on 14 Jan 2015

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