James Short and his telescopes
Read Online

James Short and his telescopes an account of the life of James Short (1710-68), Europe"s foremost maker of reflecting telescopes with a description of the insstruments brought together for the Bicentenary Exhibition by D. J. Bryden

  • 29 Want to read
  • ·
  • 70 Currently reading

Published by Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Short, James, -- 1710-1768 -- ExhibitionsED,
  • Reflecting telescopes -- Exhibitions

Book details:

Edition Notes

Exhibition held at the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh, July 26th-Sept. 7th, 1968.

Statement[D.J. Bryden].
GenreExhibitionsED, Exhibitions
ContributionsRoyal Scottish Museum.
The Physical Object
Pagination34 p. :
Number of Pages34
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17332147M

Download James Short and his telescopes


Galileo spent his time to improving the telescope, producing telescopes of increased power. His first telescope had a 3x magnification, but he soon made instruments which magnified 8x and finally, one nearly a meter long with a 37mm objective (which he would stop down to 16mm or 12mm) and a 23x magnification. With this last instrument he began a series of astronomical observations in October.   This is a #story about a boy named Timothy and his telescope. Timothy Pope is looking out into the night with his telescope. Is that really a shark he can se.   A special celebratory edition of PD James’s short story The Part-Time Job is available as a paperback or ebook (£) and as an audiobook (£) from Faber & Faber Related Topics Fiction books. The invention of the telescope played an important role in advancing our understanding of Earth's place in the cosmos. While there is evidence that the principals of telescopes were known in the late 16th century, the first telescopes were created in the Netherlands in Spectacle makers Hans Lippershey & Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius independently created telescopes.

James the half-brother of Jesus wrote it approximately A.D. It was likely the first New Testament book (letter) to be written. The key personalities of this book are James and Persecuted Christians. James wrote this book to Jewish believers to encourage them to endure and live bold Christian lives.   Galileo Galilei is well-known for his astronomical discoveries and as one of the first people to use a telescope to look at the is often referred to as one of the "fathers" of modern astronomy. Galileo had a turbulent and interesting life, and clashed often with the church (which didn't always approve of his work). The book of James holds our hand and walks us through the practice of living the Christian faith. This is a practical book exhorting us to maturity and holiness, and James takes the abstract concept of faith to make it concrete. And when faith takes form in our lives through our actions, it turns into a belief that sustains us through trials. Key Points Lessons and Teachings from James By Brother Michel Lankford A Personal Note: Hello and God bless you. What follows is a devotional Bible study of the book of James. Late last year, the Lord was impressing upon me that I should start reading certain books of Scripture, and keeping a "running.

Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope by Victor Appleton. Free audio book that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player. Audio previews, convenient categories and excellent search functionality make your best source for free audio books. Download a free audio book for yourself today!   James Binney. out of 5 stars Paperback. $ The Cosmic Perspective (8th Edition) "Andersen's title suggests that this is one of many how-to books about telescopes--not so! His focus is the history of the telescope--the invention that helped spark the Renaissance Andersen spins an engaging story that can be easily read in one Reviews: 9.   James Nash, 42, passed away from his injures in hospital, two days after being shot by 'troubled' Alex Sartain, 34, with a 'handmade gun' in the front garden of his cottage in Upper Enham. He adjusted the chronology of his books slightly compared with his real-life experiences. In the books, James Herriot arrived at Darrowby in the mid s and one book describes the events leading up to the outbreak of World War II. In real life, Alf arrived in Thirsk in , by which time the war had been in progress for several months.