The Museum of Optics

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Collection of Antique and Historical Optical Devices
The University of Arizona

Dedicated on April 5, 2011

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The College of Optical Sciences is proud to offer access to its collection of antique and historic telescopes, microscopes, lenses and cameras.
These specimens represent work by the world's most respected instrument makers from the 18th century to the present.


This online gallery is an ongoing project. At this point, about 25 percent of the total collection has been photographed and catalogued.
Additional technical information of the optical and mechanical components is continuously catalogued.