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Miss Mitchell’s Telescope, Part 2

by Michael Wright Last month I wrote about Maria Mitchell’s connection to the Vassar Telescope, which is on display at the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian.  This second installment covers the telescope itself and its maker, Henry … Continue reading

Posted in April 2011, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Miss Mitchell’s Telescope

by Michael Wright On a recent trip to National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, I was pleasantly surprised to find this interesting telescope as the landmark object for museum’s science and technology wing.  The description merely stated that … Continue reading

Posted in March 2011, Sidereal Times | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment