Monday, July 18, 2011

Hans Lippershey...Dutch lens grinder

Hans Lippershey
1570 to September 1619

Hans Lippershey is part of the debate concerning the one who introduced the telescope...some say Galileo and some say Lippershey. Hans Lippershey was a lens grinder and one anecdote goes: Lippershey was "observing his two children playing with lenses in his shop and commenting how they could make a far away weather-vane seem closer when looking at it through two lenses."

Hans Lippershey [Wikipedia]

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