Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Dollond, John

  • M. Eugene RuddEmail author
Reference work entry

BornSpitalsfield, (London), England, 10 June 1706

Died London, England, 30 November 1761
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Selected References

  1. Kelly, John (1804). “The Life of John Dollond, F. R.S., Inventor of the Achromatic Telescope.” Philosophical Magazine18: 47–52.Google Scholar
  2. — (1808). The Life of John Dollond, F.R.S., Inventor of the Achromatic Telescope. 3rd ed. London: W. M. Thiselton.Google Scholar
  3. King, Henry C. (1979). The History of the Telescope. New York: Dover.Google Scholar
  4. Reed, George (May 1984). “Dollond vs. Hall: Through an Achromatic Lens.” Griffith Observer: 2–11.Google Scholar
  5. Rudd, M. Eugene, Duane H. Jaecks, Rolf Willach, Richard Sorrenson, and Peter Abrahams (2000). “New Light on an Old Question: Who Invented the Achromatic Telescope?” Journal of the Antique Telescope Society, no. 19: 3–12.Google Scholar
  6. Sorrenson, Richard J. (1989). “Making a Living Out of Science: John Dollond and the Achromatic Lens.” History of Science Society Schuman Prize Essay.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of NebraskaLincolnUSA