Monday, January 22, 2018

Amateur Telescopes

August 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Technology

Celestial bodies were of great interest to man from time immemorial. Astronomers like Aryabhata, Bhaskara and Copernicus had alternate means available like naked eye for observing and recording planetary positions, before the invention of telescope by Galileo. Pole star and the position of the other stars relative to it helped ancient astronomers forecast eclipses. In ancient Egypt the pole star was kept as reference during the construction of pyramids with relative calculations being used.