Galileo's Telescope (Replica)

Galileo's Telescope (Replica)

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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.
Currently on loan
Object Name
telescope, refracting (replica)
telescope, (replica)
overall: 127 cm x 64 cm; x 50 in x 25 3/16 in
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National Museum of American History
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