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“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” -Groucho Marx Now that the solstice is behind us and summer is officially here (for most of us), it’s time to start enjoying the greatest fruits of the season. With the technical difficulties of the great scienceblogs…

Telescopes 100 Years Ago: A Story

I was doing a little research into the history of telescopes, and it was about a century ago that they finally realized how much more potential light-gathering power reflecting telescopes had as compared to the older refracting telescopes. On Mt. Wilson in California, astronomer George Ellery Hale and optician George Willis Ritchey (back then everybody…