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S.P.A.C.E. = Space Physics and Chemistry Demonstration Extravaganza!

Nov 17, 2009

WIU's departments of Physics and Chemistry are proud to present our annual science demonstration show!

"S.P.A.C.E. = Space Physics and Chemistry Extravaganza"

It will be held on Thursday evening, December 3rd, at 6:30 PM in Currens
Hall, Room 205

Starting from 6:30 we, the students and faculty of our departments, will present science demonstrations related to the theme of SPACE, as depicted in the movie "Wall-E" and in honor of the 40th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon. Space travel truly is the final, exciting frontier of human exploration. We will endeavor to bring the amazing things you might encounter in space "down to earth".

In particular, we will explore the science of gravity, vacuums, rockets, combustion, light, color, and deep cold. Special "crispy" treats provided at the end of the show!

The demonstration show is expected to last about 1 to 1.5 hours.

Contact Dr. Jim Rabchuk, 298-2577, for further information.