What makes an airplane fly? What keeps a heavy battleship afloat?
Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to learn answers to these questions and more at the Utah State University Department of Physics’ 12th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 22.
“Phun with the Physics of Phluids for Phamily, Phriends and Phellow Physicists” is the theme for the event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Admission is free and open to all.
“It’s time again to kick off Thanksgiving week with our popular annual tradition,” says James Coburn, Physics Teaching Laboratory supervisor and show coordinator. “This year, we’re exploring fluids which, to physicists, include liquids and gasses. It will be a blast.”
“Absolutely,” Coburn says. “Unfortunately, many are intimidated by physics study. But it shouldn’t be that way – learning about science is something everyone can enjoy.”
Coburn says he was inspired to create the November Demo Show, now a Cache Valley favorite, by England’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, which have been a popular British tradition since 1825.
Parking for the event is available in the surface lot south of Old Main and the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North and 850 E. 700 North in Logan. For directions and more information, visit the November Demo Show website or call 435-797-2857.