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Volume 24, January 1590.

Microscope Is Invented

In the early years of the seventeenth century Galileo adapted a telescope for the viewing of extremely small objects. Between 1619 and 1624 he began to produce microscopes or "occhialini" as he called them. The Galileian microscope is made up of the tube of a telescope, of reduced size, furnished with two lenses. Galileo gave his "occhialino" to various people. He sent a letter to Federigo Cesi, accompanying the instrument, in which he explained the means by which it was focussed and the arrangement of objects for observation.
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