Astronomy Night

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012 - 5:30pm - 9:00pm

In case you missed it:

5:30 PM -- PRESENTATION in 152 Coates Hall
        SPEAKER: Dr. Greg Guzik
        TITLE: “Ballooning To the Edge of Space for Scientists and Students”
        SUMMARY: For many decades balloons have carried scientific packages to high         altitudes to study the Earth and its atmosphere as well as to gain access to the         near-space environment to study astrophysical phenomena. This talk describes         the variety of LSU's ballooning-based research, including substantial participation         by students.

6:45 PM -- PICNIC DINNER in the Quad area outside Nicholson Hall
        Sponsored by I3

7:30 PM -- HANDS-ON PHYSICS DEMOS in 109 Nicholson Hall
        Devices such as the Ruben's Tube, Tesla Coil, and Van de Graaff generator. Fun         with liquid nitrogen and more ending with a surprise treat!

8:15 PM -- ASTRONOMY VIEWING from Landolt Observatory in Nicholson Hall
        Viewing of the Moon, several planets, International Space Station and other         intergalactic activity assisted astronomy faculty and students. Ham radio         demonstration by physics faculty.
        NOTE: The Landolt Observatory is NOT handicapped accessible.

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Dr. Kip Matthews
Program Director
Physics & Astronomy REU
(225) 578-2740
OR Charisma Edwards
I3 Project Assistant
Office of Strategic Initiatives
(225) 366-7171

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