Jason Shilling Kendall: Citizen Astronomer

William Paterson University
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
Hunter College

Introductory Astronomy Lecture Series
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Astronomy Lesson 17: The End of Newton's Theory of Light

The theory of light advances. Young’s double-slit experiment and Fresnel’s investigation of diffraction puts the nail into Newton’s corpuscles. The solidification of the waves theory of light, however, will circle around to bite the world in the derrière.

William Paterson University Department of Physics American Astronomical Society Amateur Astronomers Association of New York Astronomical Society of the Pacific