Planet Model 1: 50 Billion
Galileo’s and Marius’s telescopic observations are simulated by a model at a scale of 1:50 billion. It is one of several hands-on exhibits that were built for a mobile exhibit about the history of astronomy in a school project.
Jupiter and his moons are observed through a telescope from the position of the earth, i.e., from a distance of 13 m. The celestial bodies, especially the small moons (0.06 mm in diameter), are represented by holes in construction paper, engraved by a laser cutter. They are illuminated from behind. The exhibits show the constellations during some historic nights following the 7th of January 1610 that led to the conclusion of orbiting satellites.
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- Pausenberger/physik: A more complete presentation of this project can be found at www.physik.de.rs
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