Here a British shool boy in 1967 peers through the Issac Newton's reflecting telescope which he made 300 years earlier in 1668. Newton is commonly seen as the greatest scientist of all time. An important question the historian mudst ask is why have the world's great scientists come from such a small number of countries. It is a question not often asked today, because the answers are not very popular in our modern politically correct age that promotes the myth of cultural relativity. The 1967 press caption read, "Picture shows: Newton's reflecting telescope. Today's giant astronomical telescopes derive from the tiny reflecting telescope made by Sir Isaac Newton in 1668. During his studies on the behaviour of light Newton became interested in the problem of 'chromatic aberration' - the occurence of coloured images on the lens image of the early telescope. He solved the problem by substituting a concave mirror for the lens, the image reflected by the mirror then being magnified by the telescope's eyepiece. Newton wrote "My little telescope' - it was, in fact only a little over six inches in length - ' works better than an ordinary lens telescope four feet long."
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