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Marv Bolt is on a hunt.
That hunt has taken him around the globe, has followed him from his previous position at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago to his current gig as Curator of Science and Technology at the Corning Museum of Glass, and has provided him some fascinating insight into the history and development of glass science.
Bolt is hunting for the oldest telescopes in the world.
He’s traveled all over the world investigating ancient telescope-esque objects. He’s helped to more than double the original collection of only about 10 ancient telescopes. He’s studied them. He’s awed over them. And he’s working on cataloging them into a new database that will be hosted on Corning Museum of Glass’s website.
Watch for yourself:
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Interested in learning more about what Bolt has discovered?
Stay tuned for the upcoming May issue of the ACerS Bulletin for an in-depth story about Bolt’s work on ancient telescopes and their hidden glass science. You may be surprised to find out the ways that development of the telescope has helped foster the field of science altogether. To be continued!