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Behind the Glass: The Art of Seeing at a Distance with Dr. Marvin Bolt

In 1608, the telescope's unveiling took place at a peace conference between Dutch and Spanish authorities. Which aspects of glass prevented the telescope's invention until 1608, and then enabled its quick spread? Over the past decade, Dr. Marvin Bolt, curator of Science and Technology at the Corning Museum of Glass and his colleagues have located over 1,000 telescopes made before 1775. Join us to see what these early telescopes and lenses look like as Dr. Bolt explores how people used them for diverse purposes.