College of Arts and Sciences

Chemistry and Physics to present annual science demonstration show Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m.

November 19, 2009

The students and faculty from the departments of Physics and Chemistry are proud to present our annual demonstration show for the campus and community.

"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 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 through our show 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, the environment 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, (ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu) for further information.

James Rabchuk
Professor of Physics
Western Illinois University
email: ja-rabchuk@wiu.edu; tel: 309-298-2577