Astronomer Uses Giant Telescope to View Mars George A. Van Biesbroeck astronomer at Yerkes Observatory observing Mars when it approached close to the earth in and using the 40 inch refracting telescope, the largest of its kind in the world.
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Build a Telescope Lab: Reflection and Refraction Fun
Students experiment creating a basic refracting telescope and a reflecting telescope without a case. This allows them to move the pieces and learn the principles of what is happening inside both types of optical telescopes. Great for reflection & refraction in physics or
refracting telescope and observatory class tracking astronomical mount, all by Carl Zeiss of Germany. This is the principal public telescope at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles. Mounted on the main telescope is a aperture Zeiss refracting telescope.
Yerkes Observatory is an astronomical observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin operated by the University of Chicago Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Home to the world’s largest refracting telescope and the birthplace of modern astrophysics
HOW SCIENTISTS STUDY PLANETS AND STARS: This guided reading activity illustrates the tools that scientists use to study planets and stars: Spectroscopes, Reflecting and Refracting Telescopes, Cameras, and Telescopes in Space.