Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook William Bourne

William Bourne


William Bourne died on March 22nd 1583, he knew of the magnifying effects of lenses and mirrors. He wrote manuscripts on optics that remained unpublished until 1839.




He wrote ‘The Property or Qualytypes of Glass According unto ye Severall Mackyng Pollychyng and Grindyng of Them’. 

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