University of Arizona opens Museum of Optics

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A new high tech museum at the U of A pays tribute to antique optics.

The Museum of Optics at the College of Optical Sciences shows the history of telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, lenses and cameras.

"Over the years we put together a collection of antiques optics that really help to connect what we teaching today to the past of our field," said John Greivenkamp, Ph. D, from the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.

Some of the oldest pieces in the collection date back to the early 1700s.