Reflecting the heavens

In the past I have written about the problems of deciding who actually invented the reflecting telescope and also about John Hadley the man who, about fifty years after Newton had made the first functioning reflecting telescope, finally succeeded in manufacturing them. Today I want to look at the greatest maker of reflecting telescopes in the eighteenth century, James Short who was born on 21 June 1710 (NS). [to find out more go here]

About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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