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Author and Editor
Alberto Meschiari alberto.meschiari@aliceposta.it

Website planning, design and graphics
Michele Fiaschi, Alberto Meschiari, Umberto Parrini

English translation
Melanie Rockenhaus

Sincere thanks to the following for permission to use photos, drawings and contributions:
Military Academy of Modena for the achromatic microscope; Giovanna and Franco Amici Grossi for the photograph of Villa dell’Ugo in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa; Mr. Enrico Brunetti of the Photographic Archives of the Astrophysics Observatory in Arcetri for the objective lenses of the Amici I and Amici II telescopes; the Library of the Botanical Garden of Padua© for the portrait of the elderly Amici; the Estense University Library of Modena for the manuscripts, books and portraits; Professors Emilio Borchi and Renzo Macii for the level of the Ximeniano Observatory in Florence; Dr. Paolo Brenni who kindly offered to pose with the Amici I and Amici II telescopes; Prof. Pietro Broglia of the Astronomic Observatory of Brera for the optical drawing of the Herschelian telescope; Prof. Peter Brosche  of the Observatorium Hoher List at the Universitätssternwarte Bonn for the oil portrait of Baron von Zach; the Centre for the Conservation and Study of Scientific Instruments at the University of Pisa for the polarizing microscope; the Convitto Maria Luigia in Parma and Prof. Emanuela Colombi for the achromatic microscope; Mr. Brian Davidson for the catadioptric microscope; the Department of Anatomy and Histology of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and Dr. Giorgio Riccò for the pocket microscope; the Photographic Archives of the Science and Technology Foundation, Florence© for the repeating circle, the iconantidiptic meridian and the achromatic microscope; Mr. Domenico Gellera of Lodi, Vice President of A.R.A.S.S., «Association for the Restoration of Early Scientific Instruments», for the reflecting telescope of Modena; the Photographic Archives of the Institute and Museum of the History of Science, Florence© for the Amici I and Amici II refracting telescopes, the small achromatic microscope, the micrometer and the spectroscope, as well as the Library of the same Institute for the list of the books belonging to Amici; the Military Geographic Institute© for the micrometric telescopes; the Hydrographic Institute of the Italian Navy in Genoa for the prism reflecting circle; Dr. Luca Lombroso of the Geophysics Observatory of the University of Modena for the reflecting telescope of Modena; Fr. Aronne Magni of the Metropolitan Seminary of Modena for the camera lucida; Dr. Vincenzo Massa of Bologna for the portrait of the elderly Amici; the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in Dresden© and Dr. Lothar Hasselmeyer for the disassembled catadioptric microscope; Dr. Gustavo Merico for his article on Amici’s microscope in Pavia; the Botanical Museum and the Zoological Museum of the Specola of Florence© for the wax models; the Museum of the History of Physics at the University of Padua© for the catadioptric microscope; the Museum for the History of the University of Pavia for the achromatic and the pocket microscope; the Botanical Garden of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia for the achromatic microscope; Prof. Alberto Righini of the Astrophysics Observatory of Arcetri for the equatorial mount of the Amici I telescope and the objective lenses of the two refractors; Baron Bettino Ricasoli for the achromatic microscope; Eng. Rolf Riekher of Berlin for the optical drawings of the reflector telescopes; Prof. Larry J. Schaaf of the University of Glasgow for the artist with the camera lucida; Eng. Rolf Willach of Tägerwilen, Switzerland, for the achromatic microscope with catadioptric tube.



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