Invention of Telescope lead man into a new era of discoveries in the field of Space exploration. The earliest recorded working telescopes were the refracting telescopes that appeared in the Netherlands in 1608. Their development is credited to three individuals: Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen & Jacob Metius. The journey that started in 1608 has made an immense progress and the telescopes has gone Larger and better. Here PicsGrid present you the collection of some of the Largest Telescopes and Observatories in the world
Artist’s impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) in its enclosure on Cerro Armazones, a mountaintop in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The E-ELT will be the largest optical telescope in the world. Operations are planned to start early in the next decade, and the E-ELT will tackle some of the biggest scientific challenges of our time.
ALMA antennae bathed in red light
Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) telescope at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory
Arecibo Observatory Aerial View By H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF.(Quazgaa at en.wikipedia.Later version(s) were uploaded by Jakuzem at en.wikipedia.) [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons