116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention

Presiding Officer: 
Craig Svonkin, Metropolitan State University of Denver

SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention
Saturday, November 10, 7-11 pm
With the 8, 9, and 10 pm MegaZapper Electrical Show, with one of the largest Tesla Coil “Lightning Machines” in the US
1312 Bay Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: 360/738-3886
Free to PAMLA Conference Participants and Guests of All Ages

PAMLA’s second Saturday Night Live site is the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention, a hands-on, interactive museum where we will have snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and where you’ll be able to explore a wealth of unique artifacts dating from the earliest days of scientific electrical experiments in the 1600s through the 1940s and the Golden Age of Radio. SPARK displays artifacts from the laboratories of the early pioneers of electricity, from magnets and Leyden jars to Edison light bulbs, vacuum tubes, telegraphs, rare music boxes, early phonographs, telephones, a Theremin (the first electronic musical instrument), and radios ranging from the early “Herzian-wave” devices to a complete set of Atwater Kent “breadboards.” SPARK’s collection also includes rare books, treatises, and scientific papers by authors such as Gilbert, Newton, Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, Volta, Hertz, and Marconi.

Be sure to come by at 8 pm, 9 pm, or 10 pm, for SPARK’s MegaZapper Electrical Show, with a demonstration of one of the largest Tesla Coil “Lightning Machines” in the US, which will create dazzling bursts of lightning on command.

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Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
General Event