Friday, July 07, 2023

saw Newton's model

From the YouTube watch later list, I pulled up the short video by Adam Savage.

He was at the Royal Society examining one of their most prized artefacts, a model of the reflecting telescope designed and made by Sir Isaac Newton. 

There were detailed drawings too.

Wood, paper, brass, and a tiny silver mirror.

Neat to see a real one with the sliding inner optical tube and the ball-joint mount.

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