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  1. Vassar Telescope | National Museum of American History

    ... Vassar Telescope. This telescope was used by Maria Mitchell, America's first woman astronomer and first woman scientist of note. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/fact-sheets/vassar-telescope

  2. Donkeys, lard, and a telescope: eclipse exploration in 1878 ...

    ... that Langley would want to use the same telescope in Wadesboro that ... Borrowing large lenses and other telescopes also makes sense because his ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/eclipse-exploration-1878

  3. Total eclipse of the sun, partial eclipse of inequality | National ...

    ... center. Mitchell and her students used this Meridian Circle telescope. Meridian telescopes allow for high-precision work. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/mitchell

  4. The History Explorer Podcast Teacher Guide: Collecting the ...

    ... successful telescope maker?  Why were Americans in the mid 1800's interested in astronomy?  Who purchased and used the telescopes Henry ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/sites/default/files/Teacher%20Guide_Henry%20Fitz's%20Telescope%20Shop.pdf

  5. History Explorer: Henry Fitz's Telescope Shop | National ...

    ... Subscribe to our monthly newsletter. History Explorer: Henry Fitz's Telescope Shop. May 12, 2010. ... Teacher Guide_Henry Fitz's Telescope Shop.pdf. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/connect/podcasts/history-explorer-henry-fitzs-telescope-shop

  6. Telescoping Shopping Cart Collection, 1946-1983; 2000 ...

    ... Records: contain deals of finances and operation of Telescope Carts, Inc. ... information relating to the development of the telescoping shopping cart ...

    http://invention.si.edu/telescoping-shopping-cart-collection-1946-1983-2000

  7. Reinventing the Shopping Cart | Lemelson Center for the ...

    ... In 1946, Orla Watson improved on Goldman's design with his “Telescoping Shopping Cart,” a cart that could nest with others for easy and more ...

    http://invention.si.edu/reinventing-shopping-cart

  8. The cosmos in your living room: Spitz Junior Planetarium and ...

    ... Here in the museum's collections, we also have interesting sights for astronomy fans to behold, including various telescopes and astronomical ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/de/blog/1960s-spitz-junior-planetarium

  9. A Revolution in Food Shopping | National Museum of ...

    ... Courtesy of Special Collections, Lakeland Public Library. Telescoping Shopping Cart View object record. Telescoping shopping carts, about 1949. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/food/new-and-improved/revolution-food-shopping

  10. Moving beyond Earth . . . and traveling light | National ...

    ... Hubble Space Telescope. Through the Hubble, and decades of other space probes, as well as ground-based telescopes, earthbound discoverers ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2011/11/moving-beyond-earth-and-traveling-light-1.html

  11. Excitement | National Museum of American History

    ... Prototype Moonwatch Telescope, about 1957. ... Participants in the Moonwatch program had inexpensive telescopes like this one. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/mobilizing-minds/excitement

  12. Spherometers | National Museum of American History

    ... Clark (1804-1887) was the first prominent American telescope maker ... scientific instruments, but the firm quickly progressed on to making telescopes. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/spherometers

  13. On the Water - Patent Model, Life Boat

    ... The inventors also fitted a telescoping mast, hand-lever-operated propeller, and external rubber bumpers for increased buoyancy. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthewater/collection/1978.2282.06.html

  14. Victorian-era photographs...of the moon? In 3-D?! | National ...

    ... Moon in 1840. Henry took a series of detailed photographs of the Moon in 1863 using a reflecting telescope. It was these ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2009/06/victorianera-photographs-of-the-moon-in-3d.html

  15. Slide Rules -- Circular Slide Rules | National Museum of ...

    ... On the base, just outside the disc, is a logarithmic scale for readings of a stadia rod used with a transit telescope, in feet. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/slide-rules/circular-slide-rules

  16. A steampunk guide to the National Museum of American ...

    ... Left: Laboratory in Science in American Life, Flickr photo by lreed7649; Right: Vassar telescope, Flickr photo by session. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/2009/10/a-steampunk-guide-to-the-national-museum-of-american-history.html

  17. Sectors -- English Style | National Museum of American ...

    ... Harris owned a workshop that made spectacles, telescopes, and mathematical and ... The London telescope maker Thomas Harris (about 1750–1827 ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object-groups/sectors/english-style

  18. 1776-1801: Forming a New Nation | National Museum of ...

    ... Samuel Williams's Telescope, 1768–69. Made by Edward Nairne, London, England. By the 1700s, the study of nature and ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/american-stories/1776-1801-forming-new-nation

  19. West Point in the Making of America

    Zenith telescope Enlarge Courtesy of National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Title: Zenith telescope. Date: Mid-1830s. ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/westpoint/history_2a_pop2.html

  20. Spherometers reveal how round is round | National Museum ...

    ... in 1608), telescopes (Galileo Galilei in 1609) and microscopes (usually credited to Lippershey or Galileo at about the same time as the telescope). ...

    http://americanhistory.si.edu/ja/blog/spherometers-reveal-how-round-round

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