2455 Old Penitentiary Road

Boise, ID 83712 (Next to the Old Pen)

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Building and Understanding a Seismometer

August 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Ted Channel built the seismometer located at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology (IMMG). He will explain how he created it, what got him interested in seismology, as well as how you can build your own seismometer. He’ll talk about earthquakes in Idaho and elsewhere in the world that are recorded on his personally-built seismometers. Mr. Channel will review the museum’s seismometer and how it developed into a vertical seismometer.

Ted Channel will talk about what constitutes a good working seismometer–one adults or kids can build, capable of recording earthquakes from around the world from your own garage. Not a toy, but built to be a very sensitive, robust, bullet proof and inexpensive seismic station, equal to scientific instruments costing 10’s of thousands.

To reserve your spot register here: Building and Understanding a Seismometer


August 8, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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