As part of my day job, I write. I research. I write some more.
There are moments when it’s hard to cut out hard-earned words. This is one of them. But I also know that – in one of my chapters – some details about early telescopes and the challenges of lens making just had to go. No matter how fascinating I found them.
So here I am, asking your indulgence as I put a least some of that writing to use in a post…
In the seventeenth century, the challenge for astronomers was to be found in the lenses. Lenses were extraordinarily difficult to make, and the quality was inconsistent at best.