Galileo's Telescope (Replica)


This replica of a refracting telescope made and used by Galileo in the early seventeenth century is copied from an original in the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (now the Museo Galileo) in Florence, Italy. The brown paper tube is 50 inches long, and 2.5 inches maximum diameter.

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315385Catalog Number: 315385Accession Number: 219196

Object Name: telescope, refracting (replica)telescope, (replica)

Measurements: overall: 127 cm x 64 cm; 50 in x 25 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1187589

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