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Two Small Pieces of Glass

Two Small Pieces of Glass

$3/ticket
Sat September 16, 2017 - Sat October 21, 2017 2 p.m.

Join two young teens who decide to attend a Star Party, where their teacher and other astronomers have set up telescopes for star gazing. There, they learn about different kinds of telescopes and how they work while hearing about Hans Lippershey, who took two small pieces of glass and fit them into a tube in 1608 that allowed people to see things far away. Within a year, Galileo had read an account of Lippershey's device and decided to build his own telescope. Turning his instrument skyward, Galileo was able to make observations that would help prove the Sun-centered solar system that was first proposed by Nicholas Copernicus. Two Small Pieces of Glass is a concise history of the optical telescope which highlights key discoveries and instruments that have helped man better understand his place in the universe.

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