Galileo’s Telescope

To mark the 4ooth anniversary of the first telescope observations made by Galileo Galilei, Italian designer Odoardo Fioravanti designed this beautiful telescope.

The telescope, aptly named Galileo’s Telescope, is directly inspired by Galileo’s first telescope made in 1609: it has the same dimensions, same focal length (1 meter) and the same wooden material. And, the designer adds:

This object, combining past and present, has the aim of “updating” the ancient instrument in its modern use through s contemporary design and through the product’s modern optical technology.

Galileo’s Telescope is manufacturered by Italian optics company Palomar.

Photography by Emanuele Zamponi. (Thx, Linda!)