June 30, 2021
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⟶ Updated 19 Jan 2020 ⟶
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Hans Lippershey patents his "Kijker" in 1608
In 1609, Galileo advances the magnitude of the telescope to 20x
Kepler creates a convex telescope in 1611
Christian Huygens creates his own, tubeless telescope in 1655.
First reflecting telescop built by Issac Newton
Chester Hall removes color distortion from refracting telescopes in 1729
First large scale telescope built in 1789
The Yerkes Observatory, "Birthplace of astrophysics" is founded in 1897
First Radio Telescope designed by Karl Janskey
Lovell's 250 foot radio telescope built.
Hubble Space Telescope launched
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory deployed.
W.M. Keck Observatory production is finished
James Webb Telescope will replace Hubble
Herschel Space observatory, largest infrared telescope, is launched
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