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#23358 - 03/16/03 10:38 AM Big Sparks are Cool  
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I put this info up in a thread in Non-US Electrical Systems & Trades but thought others would enjoy it.


I am sure any "Sparkys" would enjoy a visit to The Boston Museum of Science Theater of Electricity They have Tesla coil demonstrations and the world's largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator.

Indoor lightning is cool I have been there a few times. In the picture you can see a guy in the lower cage demonstrating the "Faraday Cage" these are some of the smaller sparks seen during the show many are 10 to 15 feet (3 to 5 meters)

[Linked Image]

Here is a link to take you to their site, I highly recomend a visit if you come to Boston
http://mos.org/sln/toe/


Bob Badger
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#23359 - 03/16/03 11:44 AM Re: Big Sparks are Cool  
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Bob,

I've seen that show too. Very impressive!
Some interesting discussion too, from what I remember.

Bill


#23360 - 03/16/03 12:01 PM Re: Big Sparks are Cool  
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Very cool, indeed!
Hey, isn't that Joe in the bubble charging up for another seminar tour? [Linked Image]


#23361 - 07/04/03 12:08 AM Re: Big Sparks are Cool  
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Bob,
Yeah mate, I saw this thing on TV, last night!.
It RULES!, Oh to be inside that


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#23362 - 07/05/03 07:58 PM Re: Big Sparks are Cool  
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i hear it gives one's hair great body too...



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