‘Circus of Physics’ part of open house

‘Circus of Physics’ part of open house

Story - Oct 4 2012 - 12:44am
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Professor Colin Inglefield demonstrates a concept of thermodynamics during a past Physics Open House at Weber State University.

OGDEN — Weber State University’s physics department will host its annual Physics Open House from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Lind Lecture Hall.

The event will feature presentations, demonstrations and interactive activities conducted by WSU physics faculty and students. Scheduled events include the “Circus of Physics” demonstration show presented by professors Adam Johnston and Colin Inglefield. The program will feature levitating billiard balls and disappearing test tubes.

Other presentations include images from the Mars rover, the physics of air, lasers, rockets, high-altitude ballooning and the “magnetarium.” The Ott Planetarium will pay tribute to the life and work of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and will present a star party.

Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring canned foods to be donated to the Utah Food Bank.

The Lind Lecture Hall is on the Weber State campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd.

The school is hosting a football game at the same time, so visitors may need to find alternate parking. The A2 lot will be available, as well as the Dee Events Center, which offers a free shuttle to the event.

For more information, call 801-626-6215 or visit www.physics.weber.edu.

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