Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference held
Introduction: The New Vision 400 Project. Creativity and Technology in Astronomical Discovery. Impact of Telescopes on Our Knowledge of the Universe. Some Near-Term Challenges in Astronomy. Technologies for Future Questions. Intellectual Impact of the Telescope on Society. "Big Questions" Raised by New Knowledge. Appendix: The New Vision 400 Conference. Index.