Keep the temperature in style with the AcuRite Galileo Thermometer. This functional and attractive desk accessory is a thermometer based on the physicist Galileo Galilei's (1564-1642) discovery that the density of fluid expands and contracts depending on temperature. Seven glass spheres feature gold colored medallions imprinted with temperatures ranging from 60°F to 84°F. The density of the liquid in each sphere varies slightly and as the actual room temperature fluctuates, the glass spheres will rise or fall. As the temperature decreases, the spheres will rise and as the temperature increases, the spheres will fall. The lowest floating sphere in the upper group indicates the current temperature.
- Dimensions: 3" dia. base, 1.75" dia. column x 17.5"H
- Mounting: place on flat surface
- Construction: glass
Bought this for my son for Christmas
I ordered a gift item. Due to the delicate nature of the item I called the store and spoke with Joan. She was able to explain how it would be shipped and the timeline. I received the package with my Galileo thermometer beautifully intact. I appreciate the follow up by Joan in ensuring I had a gift box for the item. Excellent product, price and service
I bought this for my grandson who was doing a project on Galileo for school (he didn't just invent telescopes!) I like the large glass cylinder (it's surprisingly heavy), and the coloured globes inside are really attractive.
Received so many complements on this thermometer, I had to buy a couple more. Really good price - I've seen the same one at other stores at twice the price. Get it and you will see how nice it really is right out of the box.
Don't ever break one of these!! It's not filled with water! It's an oil of some kind with a very strong smell! I have to have my carpets cleaned because my living room smell like a gas station!!