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Physics @ UMSTEMFest

Physics and Astronomy activities during UMSTEMFest.

UMSTEMFest events and activities of the Department of Physics and Astronomy on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • Physics Open House. Learn why a curve ball curves or how to hit the perfect home run from the Society of Physics Students. Lewis Hall & Swayze Field 3-5pm.
  • National Center for Physical Acoustics Tours. Discover cutting-edge research on a variety of acoustic phenomena, from ultrasonic to infrasonic. NCPA, 3pm & 4pm
  • Hidden Figures: The movie. The 2016 blockbuster presented by the Women in Physics and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. Overby, 5pm.
  • Astronomy Open House: Viewings of the moon and Jupiter with the historic 1893 Grubb telescope. Kennon Observatory, 8-10pm.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

  • Lightning Research at UM Field Station. Lecture on lightning and atmospheric physics by Professor Tom Marshall. Field Station, 10:40-11am.
  • Fun Demos at UM Field Station. Explore the physics of sound, a fire tornado, liquid nitrogen, and what happens when you lay down on a bed of nails. Field Station, 2:30-3:30pm.