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Rising to the Occasion. Four centuries ago, Galileo devised an eye-catching method for determining temperature by floating multi-color spheres with numerical tags in a special clear liquid. The lowest sphere in the upper part of the cylinder of this Galileo Thermometer indicates the temperature (60° - 84° F). Wooden frame. 14.5"h. x 4"dia.
Our National Air and Space Museum includes many weather devices and our libraries include some of Galileo’s own personal correspondence.
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