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The Corning Museum of Glass website includes some brief information about telescopes and lenses.  http://www.cmog.org/article/hale-reflecting-telescope-palomar 

Some other useful websites for studying lenses are:

Fun Science Gallery: FROM LENSES TO OPTICAL INSTRUMENTS
by Giorgio Carboni; English version revised by David W. Walker
http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/lens/lens.htm

How Stuff Works website: How Telescopes Work by Craig C. Freudenrich, Ph.D.
http://science.howstuffworks.com/telescope.htm

You can search the "How stuff works" website to find additional information about lenses and making telescopes, for example.

The "Try Science" website provides links to telescope sites: http://search.tryscience.org/cgi-bin/query?mss=search&stq=0&pg=aq&kl=en&uil=eniso&q=telescope%20making*&i=allsites&custom2=all

Or search the Try Science... website: http://search.tryscience.org/ and fill in the search with < telescope making > for example.

These books could be useful:

Miller, Robert and Kenneth Wilson. Making & enjoying telescopes : 6 complete projects & a stargazer's guide. New York : Sterling Pub., Co., 1995. 160 p.

Panek, Richard. Seeing and believing : how the telescope opened our eyes and minds to the heavens . New York : Viking, 1998. 198 p.

Villard, Ray. Large telescopes : inside and out / by Ray Villard ; illustrations, Alessandro Bartolozzi, Leonello Calvetti, Lorenzo Cecchi. New York : PowerPlus Books, c2002. 47 p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index. Technology--blueprints of the future. (Juvenile book)

Bedini, Silvio A. Science and instruments in seventeenth-century Italy. Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt., USA : Variorum, 1994. 1 v. (various pagings). This book is a reprint of articles and book chapters by various authors. Some of the instruments discussed are telescopes, microscopes, and lenses. Includes bibliographical references and index.

I am sending a brief bibliography of recently published juvenile books -- some include information about lenses and telescopes.

In a search of the "Swan [library] Online Catalog" I found a great variety of juvenile books relating to telescopes. Try searching their catalog to find additional titles: http://swan.sls.lib.il.us/search brings up the search screen; I used < telescopes juvenile > as keywords

 

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