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Telescopes from the ground up

A site detailing the history of telescopes, from Galileo's telescope to the Spitzer space telescope.

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How to build a telescope

Instructions for building two simple telescopes.

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Telescope Basics

Introduction to various types of telescopes: Galilean , Newtonian etc.

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The Telescope Review Web Site

Contains many detailed reviews and related articles on telescopes and their use in astronomy.

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Why a telescope in space?

A series of images and questions about space telescopes such as hubble.

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How Telescopes Work

This excellent site gives a good, brief description of how Telescopes work, including refractors and reflectors. Part of HowStuffWorks.com., it contains good, clear diagrams.

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Hubble Telescope images

This page includes links to numerous images taken by the Hubble Telescope. It also contains technical details of the telescope and pictures of the instruments developers.

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South Pole Telescope

The South Pole telescope (or SPT) is designed to study the Cosmic Microwave background. This telescope provides astronomers with a powerful new tool to explore dark energy, the mysterious phenomena ...

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How do telescopes let us see so far into space?

How do telescopes help us to see into space and back through time.

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How Hubble Space Telescope Works

How the Hubble Space Telescope works, including the design of the telescope, the instruments it carries and some fascinating pictures that it has taken. From HowStuffWorks.com.

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