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An exhibition at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm, 2012 – 2018

The telescope

The telescope

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The telescope

Detail of a theodilite, a precision instrument used to measure angles. Telescope is a part of modern theodolites. TM30123. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

The telescope

Detail of a theodilite, a precision instrument used to measure angles. Telescope is a part of modern theodolites. TM30123. Photo: Ellinor Algin.

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The telescope

In 1609 Galileo Galilei lifted his telescope towards the night sky and discovered, among other things, Jupiter´s moons. Now 400 years later the ALMA radio telescope is about to be completed on a high plateau in Chile. It consists of 66 telescopes which can be linked together.

By studying distant stars and galaxies using telescopes we have obtained exciting knowledge about our universe and its history.

The first telescopes had glass lenses which magnified what people saw, a technology that still exists today. The next step was mirrors, which gather together beams of light from a certain area in space. Radio telescopes measure radio waves and different kinds of light that we cannot see.

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