Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    27
    Oct
    2017

    Spooky Science Night

    7:00 pmLewis Hall

    Frights, food and fun are the order of the evening when the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy presents "Spooky Physics Demonstrations" from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28) in Lewis Hall.

    The program will include a stage show at 8 p.m. Hands-on activities for the public through the evening include freezing objects in liquid nitrogen (at minus 320 degrees), generating sound waves with Bunsen burners and tubes, and levitating magnets with superconductors. Other fun presentations include optical illusions with mirrors, a Van de Graaff generator (a literally “hair-raising” electrical device), a bed of nails and other contraptions.

    Physics department personnel also will prepare ice cream with liquid nitrogen and award prizes for the most original, scariest and cutest costumes to kids aged 12 and under.