Researchers have compiled the most extensive database of early refracting telescopes to date, Science's Kelly Servick reports from the AAAS Annual Meeting. Now, they plan to use modern optics to recreate what Galileo and others experienced when they first peered through these telescopes at the rings of Saturn, the moons of Jupiter, and the phases of Venus. Read Servick's story and other Annual Meeting coverage by Science's news team at http://news.sciencemag.org.
17 February 2014
by: Kathy Wren