Unfortunately many people credit Galileo, or Hans Lippershey as the inventor of the telescope. But the reality is that it was Abul Hasan Al-Masudi who invented the telescope. Abul Hasan described the telescope as “Tube, to the extremities of which were attached diopters”.
Abul Hasan was a muslim historian, geographer, and astronomer born in Baghdad.
- Knowing the Truth: Gateway to Knowledge. Knowing the Truth Gateway to Knowledge. Web. 3 July 2015.