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In addition to the refracting telescope, museumgoers will be able to view an antique telescope collection donated by a local amateur astronomer named Robert Ariail. The oldest telescope in the collection dates back to 1730. Artist's rendering Opening New Vistas in Education South Carolina Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes, who led the groundwork for development of the laser, actually worked on the very same refracting telescope thats being housed at the museum when he was a professor at Columbia University in New York City in the late 1940s. The university donated the vintage instrument to the State Museum. Imagine looking through the same telescope that Charles Townes looked through during his days at Columbia, Tom Falvey, director of education, says. loans for small business Gold Coast The museum is modernizing the instrument with gears, computers and digital eyepieces, so any kid in the state can actually log on to a computer and direct the telescope to a specific location and see the images. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.free-times.com/special_sections/he-side-line-usc-vs-texas-am-082714



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