Rising to the Occasion. Despite its scientific shape, it is easy to read this mouthblown glass iteration of the Galileo Thermometer, which displays temperatures in 2°F increments from 68° to 80°. Simply identify the lowest floating sphere and its tag will indicate the temperature with an accuracy within 2°. 15"h. x 3.125"dia.
Weather data gathering devices reside in our National Air and Space Museum. Our libraries include some of Galileo’s own personal correspondence.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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