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Optics Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 65 pictures in our Optics collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), English mathematician, astronomer and physicist, 1924 Featured Print

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), English mathematician, astronomer and physicist, 1924

Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727), English mathematician, astronomer and physicist, 19th century. Newton's discoveries were prolific and exerted a huge influence on science and thought. His theories of gravity and his three laws of motion were outlined in his greatest work, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, (1687) and he is credited with discovering differential calculus. He also formulated theories regarding optics and the nature of light that led to him building the first reflecting telescope. Knighted by Queen Anne in 1705, Newton is buried in Westminster Abbey, London. Taken from the Leaders of Men cigarette cards produced by Ogdens 1924

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William Herschels reflecting telescope of 40 ft (12 m) focal length, 1789 (1807) Featured Print

William Herschels reflecting telescope of 40 ft (12 m) focal length, 1789 (1807)

William Herschel's reflecting telescope of 40 ft (12 m) focal length, 1789 (1807). Built by the German-born English astronomer, William Herschel (1738-1822), in the grounds of his home in Slough, Berkshire, this instrument was the largest in the world, with a 4 ft (1.2 m) mirror. Herschel made observations with this telescope, including the discovery of two new moons of Saturn on the first night he used it, but made more use of a smaller 18 inch/46 cm instrument. From The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. (Edinburgh, 1807-1829)

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Archimedes Burning Mirror, device used at the Siege of Syracuse, 215-212 BC (1642) Featured Print

Archimedes Burning Mirror, device used at the Siege of Syracuse, 215-212 BC (1642)

Archimedes Burning Mirror, device used at the Siege of Syracuse, 215-212 BC (1642). A military engine devised by the Ancient Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, said to have been used to set fire to attacking Roman ships taking part in the siege of Syracuse. With the aid of various machines designed by Archimedes, the city held out against the Romans for 3 years. Archimedes was killed when the city was finally captured. From Apiaria by Marius Bettinus, 1642

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