The German Jesuit Athanasius Kircher publishes Ars Magna Lucis et umbrae, in which he describes projection experiments performed with mirrors and lenses.
Earliest description of a magic lantern, in the notes of Dutch scientist and astronomer Christiaan Huygens.
The Dane Thomas Rasmussen Walgenstein is the first to perform public projections with a magic lantern.
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