Alvan Clark ( March 8, 1804 – August 19, 1887), born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, was an American astronomer and telescope maker. Using glass blanks made by Mantois of Paris his firm, Alvan Clark & Sons, ground lenses for refracting telescopes, including the largest refracting telescope in the world, the 40-inch at Yerkes Observatory, and the second largest, the 36-inch telescope at Lick Observatory. One of Clark's sons, Alvan Graham Clark, discovered the dim companion of Sirius. His other son was George Bassett Clark; both sons were partners in the firm. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alvan Clark"
Anton (or Antonius) Maria Schyrleus (also Schyrl, Schyrle) of Rheita ( 1597- 1660) (in Czech, Antonín Maria Sírek z Reity) was a Czech astronomer and optician. He developed several ...more on Wikipedia about "Anton Maria Schyrleus of Rheita"
Anton van Leeuwenhoek ( October 24, 1632 - August 30, 1723, full name Thonius Philips van Leeuwenhoek (pronounced 'Layewenhook') was a tradesman and scientist from Delft, Netherlands. He was known as "the Father of Microbiology". Born the son of a basket maker, at age 16 he secured an apprenticeship with a Scottish cloth merchant in Amsterdam. He is best known for his contribution to the improvement of the microscope and for his contributions towards the establishment of microbiology. Using his handcrafted microscopes he was the first to observe and describe single celled organisms which he first referred to as animalcules, and which we now refer to as microorganisms. He was also the first to record microscopic observations of muscle fibers, bacteria, spermatozoa and blood flow in capillaries (small blood vessels). ...more on Wikipedia about "Anton van Leeuwenhoek"
Bernhard Schmidt ( March 30, 1879– December 1, 1935) was an Estonian-born optician who lived in Germany. In 1931 he invented the Schmidt telescope which corrected for spherical aberration by placing a corrector lens in front of the mirror. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bernhard Schmidt"
Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov ( Russian:Дмитрий Дмитриевич Максутов) ( April 23 ( April 11 ( O.S.)) 1896- August 12 1964) was a Soviet/ Russian optician. He was born in Odessa to a family of seamen. He became interested in astronomy in early childhood, and constructed his first telescope (a 7.2 inch/180mm reflector) when he was twelve years of age. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dmitri Maksutov"
Edward Nairne b. Sandwich, England, 1726; d. London, September 1 1806, was an optician and scientific instrument maker. He was apprenticed to the optician Matthew Loft in 1741 and established his own business at 20 Cornhill in London after Loft's death in 1748. In 1774 he took his apprentice Thomas Blunt into partnership, a relationship that lasted until 1793 when Blunt opened his own shop at 22 Cornhill. ...more on Wikipedia about "Edward Nairne"
Frederick James Hargreaves ( February 10, 1891– September 4, 1970) was a British astronomer and optician. ...more on Wikipedia about "Frederick James Hargreaves"
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George Adams Sr ( - 1773) was an English optician and scientific writer who was also well known as a maker of mathematical instruments and globes. Among his works are a "Treatise on the Construction and Use of Globes" ( 1766) and an "Essay on the Microscope" ( 1771). ...more on Wikipedia about "George Adams (optician)"
George Willis Ritchey ( December 31 1864 – November 4 1945) was an American optician and telescope maker and astronomer born at Tupper's Plains, Ohio. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Willis Ritchey"
Hans Lippershey (circa 1570– 1619) was a Dutch lensmaker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hans Lippershey"
Henri Chrétien ( February 1, 1879 – February 6, 1956) was a French astronomer and an inventor. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henri Chrétien"
Jacob (or Jacobus) Metius (died between 1624 and 1631), Dutch instrument-maker and optician. He was born in Alkmaar and was the brother of Adriaan Adriaanszoon (simply called Metius). A specialist in grinding lenses, he claimed to have invented the telescope. Not much of him is known besides the fact that in October 1608, the States General discussed his patent application for a device for "seeing faraway things as though nearby," consisting of a convex and concave lens in a tube, and the combination magnified three or four times. ** He applied for his patent only a few weeks after Hans Lippershey. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jacob Metius"
Dr. James Gilbert Baker ( November 11, 1914– June 29, 2005) was an American astronomer and optician. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Gilbert Baker"
James Short ( June 10, 1710 – June 15, 1768) was an British mathematician, optician and telescope maker. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Short" www.shortopedia.com Dreamteam. shortopedia
Jesse Ramsden ( October 6, 1735 - November 5, 1800) was an English astronomical instrument maker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jesse Ramsden"
John Alfred Brashear ( November 24, 1840 – April 8, 1920) was an American astronomer and instrument builder. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Brashear"
John Dollond ( June 10, 1706 - November 30, 1761) was an English optician. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Dollond"
John Henry Dallmeyer ( September 6, 1830 - December 30, 1883), Anglo-German optician, was born at Loxten, Westphalia, the son of a landowner. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Henry Dallmeyer"
An optician is an individual who makes and adjusts optical aids. ...more on Wikipedia about "Optician"
Peter Dollond ( February 24, 1731 - July 2, 1821 born Kensington, England) was an English optician, the son of John Dollond. ...more on Wikipedia about "Peter Dollond"
Richard "Dick" Scott Perkin ( 1906– 1969) was an American optician. ...more on Wikipedia about "Richard Scott Perkin"
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Russell Williams Porter ( December 13, 1871, Springfield, Vermont – 1949) was an American amateur astronomer and explorer. He is sometimes referred to as the "founder of amateur telescope making". ...more on Wikipedia about "Russell W. Porter"
Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer ( 1859- 1906), Anglo- German optician was the son of John Henry Dallmeyer who ran an optics business. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Rudolphus Dallmeyer"
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