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This site contains information concerning early measurements of the speed of light. This site describes Galileo's attempts with lanterns and Roemer's observations of Jupiter's moon Io. An image and animation is included.
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Electromagnetic Radiation, Galileo, Light, Roemer, Speed of light
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Metadata instance created June 8, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
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August 4, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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September 20, 1999
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AIP Format
(University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999), WWW Document, (http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html).
Measuring the Speed of Light, (University of Colorado, Boulder, 1999), <http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html>.
APA Format
Measuring the Speed of Light. (1999, September 20). Retrieved January 22, 2018, from University of Colorado: http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html
Chicago Format
University of Colorado. Measuring the Speed of Light. Boulder: University of Colorado, September 20, 1999. http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html (accessed 22 January 2018).
MLA Format
Measuring the Speed of Light. Boulder: University of Colorado, 1999. 20 Sep. 1999. 22 Jan. 2018 <http://www.colorado.edu/UCB/AcademicAffairs/ArtsSciences/physics/PhysicsInitiative/Physics2000/waves_particles/lightspeed_evidence.html>.
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