Man's quest to look at the heavens has driven many developments in the history of optics. This section of the MusEYEum website considers the topic of astronomical optics. We hope it won't leave you seeing stars!
How lenses brought the stars and planets closer.
He turned a telescope up to the night sky.
Why cutting a hole in your mum's shutters is good science.
400 years of tubes, objectives and eyepieces.
A surprisingly popular page on our website.
How not to ruin your eye-sight.