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 18: Faraday, Maxwell and the Aether

Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell finalize and culminate the wave theory of light. Faraday gives us our best picture of how light “looks” and Maxwell gives us the four equations that unify electricity, magnetism and light. Also, Herchel’s discovery of infrared, and others too!






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