Wednesday, February 13, 2008

1st Annual PHYSICS FAIR - Madison - Saturday, 2/16/08



The 1st Annual Physics Fair will be held at Chamberlin Hall on the UW campus this Saturday, February 16th.

Quoted from the website:
"This will be an open house in which members of the public can come to learn about the research and teaching that are a part of our department. The Physics Fair will include laboratory tours, hands-on demonstrations, activities for kids and families, and informal conversations with scientists. We will have exhibits representing research groups in the department as well as displays on more general physics topics. Two public lectures will be given on popular physics topics (see below). Additionally, the Ingersoll Physics Museum will be open and the 25th Annual Wonders of Physics public presentations will take place."

Physics Fair Events:
  • Physics Fair Exhibits open (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Research laboratory tours will be given throughout the day
  • Ingersoll Physics Museum open (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)
  • Public Lecture/Demonstration Show by David Willey (Mad Scientist from the Tonight Show) (11:30 am) - "How Does a Thing Like that Work?"
  • 25th Annual Wonders of Physics Presentations (1:00 pm & 4:00 pm) (Sold Out!) Go to the website to get on next year's notification email listing.
  • Public Lecture by Dan Hooper (author of Dark Cosmos) (2:30 pm)
  • Telescopes or planetarium will be open (TBA)


When:Saturday, February 16, 2008 Drop in anytime from 11 am - 4 pm.

Where: Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison Campus, 1150 University Ave in Madison
Free parking is available in Lots 17, 20, & 21

Who: Everyone! All Ages Welcome.

Website for more information:
http://uw.physics.wisc.edu/~wonders/PhysicsFair.html

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