Tuesday, December 27, 2011

History of the Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope : mosaic Stock Photo
Photo courtesy 123rf.com

The kaleidoscope was invented in 1816 by Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) of Scotland.  Brewster was a child prodigy, built a telescope at age 10, and entered the University of Edinburgh at age 12 where his primary studies were optics and the physics of light.  For more information click here.

I enjoy and have a few kaleidoscopes.  What do you collect?

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