|Discuss the development of the refracting telescope from 1600 to 1900.|||
Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of refracting and reflecting telescopes
|In cases (ii) and (iii), identify the key technological advance that has shifted the balance between the two types of telescope.|||
|Briefly discuss the technological (and other) advances between Galileo's time and 1838 that were needed to make the first measurement of stellar parallax possible.|||
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