How Do Telescopes Work?

Stargazing in the night sky with a telescope

Telescopes work using light. Light is everywhere! The telescope has two mirrors. They are called concave and convex lenses. These mirrors help produce the image. When the light hits these mirrors (light comes from what you are looking at) it refracts or bends the light into your eyes producing the magnified or close-up image! This is the amazing science of how telescopes can let you see into far-off space.