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Hoyle's Youth

Hoyle’s Telescope

This telescope was given to Hoyle as a present from his family when he was a boy. It is made from brass, and is a refracting telescope. Refracting telescopes use a combination of glass lenses to focus the light from distant objects.

The Hoyle Family | Chemical Balance | Scholarship Examination Papers | A Letter to his Father | Hoyle's Telescope

Photograph of Fred Hoyle's refracting telescope

Further views of the telescope: Whole Telescope | Detail

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