English astronomer who introduced telescopic sights and invented the first micrometer for measuring small angular distances at a telescope's focal point. Gascoigne produced a working model by 1641 but had little time to promulgate his ideas due to his untimely death in the royalist disaster at Marston Moor during the English Civil War. The micrometer and telescopic sight only saw widespread application after Adrian Auzout and Jean Picard duplicated Gascoigne's work in the late 1660s.
More From encyclopedia.com
Royalists , royalist •backlist, blacklist •handlist • cabbalist • cellist • checklist •playlist • wish-list •cartophilist, necrophilist, oenophilist (US enophili… William Carlos Williams , Williams, William Carlos WILLIAMS, William Carlos Nationality: American. Born: Rutherford, New Jersey, 17 September 1883. Education: Elementary schoo… Esther Williams , Williams, Esther 1922- American swimmer Esther Williams is best known for her starring roles in MGM's aquatic musical films of the 1940s and 1950s—fi… William Bentinck 1st Earl Of Portland , Portland, Hans Willem van Bentinck, 1st earl of (c.1649–1709). Dutch confidant of William III. Entering the household of William of Orange in the ear… Hosea Williams , Williams, Hosea Lorenzo 1926– Civil rights activist, politician Hosea Williams—research chemist, ordained minister, and politician—is best known for… Hank Williams , Hank Williams In his tragically short career, Hank Williams (1923-1953) became one of the most famous country and western performers in the United St…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like