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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Fri

    Spooky Science Night

    6:00 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 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 29) in Lewis Hall.

    Bring your kids and friends to the Physics department at Ole Miss on Friday, October 29 from 6:00-8:30 pm to learn about energy, electricity, magnetism, sound and waves, the physics of ultracold temperatures and more. But beware! Expect a hair-raising experience -- literally: we'll shoot enough electricity through your body to make your hair stand up -- and other ‘nefarious’ experiments involving a bed of nails, lasers, superconductors and electromagnets. All harmless activities, of course! The night will also include food and fun, a Halloween costume contest for children, and liquid nitrogen ice cream for everybody, ‘freshly’ made at -320 F degrees.

    Demo shows will be held at 6:15 and 7:30 pm. Additional demonstrations will be presented by students, staff, and faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy both in and outside Lewis Hall.

    Spooky Physics Night visitors may park in the University Circle, surrounding areas alongside or behind Turner Complex and the Intensive English building (just west of Turner), in the Pavilion garage or in the Tad Smith coliseum parking lot.