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The Corning Museum of Glass website includes some brief information about telescopes and lenses. 

Some other useful websites for studying lenses are:

by Giorgio Carboni; English version revised by David W. Walker

How Stuff Works website: How Telescopes Work by Craig C. Freudenrich, Ph.D.

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:*&i=allsites&custom2=all

Or search the Try Science... website: 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: brings up the search screen; I used < telescopes juvenile > as keywords


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