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  1. Reflecting ‘Popular Culture’: The Introduction, Diffusion, and Construction of the Reflecting Telescope in the Netherlands.Huib J. Zuidervaart - 2004 - Annals of Science 61 (4):407-452.
    The eighteenth century was an era in which science came to play a major role in the cultural ideal of the city elite. The phenomenon of the ‘gentleman-scientist’ arose: a layman without a scientific education who for a variety of often socially desirable reasons devoted himself to scientific endeavours. Scientific instruments were the tools for this interest. This article describes the introduction, diffusion, and construction in the Netherlands of one of the most prominent eighteenth-century instruments: the reflecting telescope. The reception (...)
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