Fun With Telescopes!

Fun With Telescopes!

  • In 1609, an Italian mathematician named Galileo Galilee peered through an odd new device he had invented to look at the stars in the night sky. Suddenly, this well known and familiar place revealed itself as a barely exposed mystery. It was then that Galileo knew this was a ground breaking device. The moon is a gray-white orb to the naked eye. Looking through this new instrument, Galileo was able to see shadows and bright spots on the surface of the moon. He could see that the moon also had mountains and valleys.