Refractors were the earliest type of optical telescope. The first practical refracting telescopes appeared in the Netherlands about 1608, and were credited to three individuals, Hans Lippershey and Zacharias Janssen, spectacle-makers in Middelburg, and Jacob Metius of Alkmaar.
So, when was the telescope invented during the Renaissance?
News of Lippershey's invention spread quickly. One year later, in 1609, an Italian scientist name Galileo Galilei, decided to try and make a better telescope. The telescope Galileo built could magnify things up to 30 times - ten times more than the one built by Hans Lippershey.
Who was the first to invent the telescope?
When was the telescope invented and by whom?
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