©Planeterrella The polar light simulator
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It is possible to build a small Terrella (Birkeland’s experiment) with high school equipment. Philippe Jeanjacquot, physics teacher at high school Charlie Chaplin in Décine (close to Lyon) has constructed two. 
Here is the report of his students. This may help those who want to build one !

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Terrella Decines 200­8
Pdf document(to download) realized by the pupils Charlie Chaplin hight school for the realization of Terrella




Institut de Planétologie et d'Astrophysique de Grenoble (IPAG)