Man with a vision: Quest for world's oldest telescopes takes curator to corners of the globe

March 20, 2015 12:11 PM

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Man with a vision: Quest for world's oldest telescopes takes curator to corners of the globe

Marvin Bolt demonstrates a 19th Century telescope built in to a walking stick at his office at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. in February 2015. Bolt is on a world-wide quest to track down and catalog the oldest telescopes known to man, including those dating to the 1600s. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson) (The Associated Press)

Marvin Bolt examines a telescope, made in 1910, that is a replica of an 1800-era telescope, at his office at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y. in February 2015. Bolt is on a world-wide quest to track down and catalog the oldest telescopes known to man, including those dating to the 1600s....

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