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PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY OPEN HOUSE

2007:

Saturday, September 29, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • Physics Lecture Demonstration
    "Swain of the Dead: Zombie Physics" by the IU Physics and Astronomy Club asks the question "dead or undead" in Swain West 119 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Astronomy & Physics Public Lectures
    Prof. John Salzer will give a fascinating, 30 minute tour of the universe, "There and Back Again"; and Prof. John Beggs will lead us through the physics of the human brain in "Brainstorms".

  • Various Physics & Astronomy Events!
    The areas of exploration, inside and out, will have a great variety of hands-on physics experiments. Faculty and Graduate Students will be on hand to assist, explain and discuss results, as well as chat with those interested in a career in physics, applied physics, science and/or education at Indiana University. Information will be available to those considering enrollment at Indiana University.

    Be sure to stop by Swain West 007 to learn about Low Temperature Physics, and shatter a few flowers. Check the schedule of events for times. The always popular Contest Room will be challenging your science knowledge and rewarding your brainpower with cool prizes.

    The Astronomy Department will conduct guided tours of the Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Lab every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. There also will be a hands-on Exploration area in Swain West 103.
  • Cyclotron and Proton Therapy Tours
    Exciting guided tours will be conducted of the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and associated Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute located at the edge of campus. Buses will depart from Swain West at several times during the day. If you are thinking of attending one of these tours, please e-mail moywrigh at indiana.edu. A special tour slot will be reserved for groups with their own transportation/bus. In this case, it is necessary to notify moywrigh at indiana.edu at least one week before the event to reserve space and for directions.

  • Teachers Lunch !
    Teachers are invited to join us for a special luncheon (time to be announced). Please come share your thoughts on teaching the sciences with friends and colleagues from around the state, with hosts t.b.a.

2006:

Saturday, October 7, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m

Schedule of Events

  • Physics Lecture Demonstration
    "Super Heroes & Super Physics" presented by the IU Physics Club will be held in Swain West 119 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 
  • Various Physics Events!
    The areas of exploration, inside and out, will have a great variety of hands-on physics experiments. Faculty and Graduate Students will be on hand to assist, explain and discuss results, as well as chat with those interested in a career in physics, applied physics, science and/or education at Indiana University. Information will be available to those considering enrollment at Indiana University.
  • Cyclotron and Proton Therapy Tours
    Exciting guided tours will be conducted of the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and associated Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute located at the edge of campus. Buses will depart from Swain West at 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. If you are thinking of attending one of these tours, please e-mail moywrigh at indiana.edu. A special tour slot has been reserved for groups with their own transportation/bus: meet at the cyclotron at 1:30 p.m. In this case, it is necessary to notify moywrigh at indiana.edu at least one week before the event to reserve space and for directions.

    Be sure to stop by Swain West 007 to learn about Low Temperature Physics, and shatter a few flowers. Check the schedule of events for times. The always popular Contest Room will be challenging your science knowledge and rewarding your brainpower with cool prizes.
  • Teachers Lunch !
    Teachers are invited to join us for a special luncheon in SW 238 from noon to 1 p.m.. Please come share your thoughts on teaching the sciences with friends and colleagues from around the state, with hosts Prof. Rex Tayloe and Physics lab coordinator Dan Beeker.
  • Astronomy Lecture
    Check out the fate of Pluto, Xena, and others in the lecutre "Pluto and the New Solar System" presented by Profs. Phyllis Lugger and Haldan Cohn in Swain West 119 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various Astronomy Events!
    The Astronomy Department will conduct guided tours of the Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Lab every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. There also will be a hands-on Exploration area in Swain West 103.

2005:

Saturday, October 1, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

World Year of Physics, 2005

In honor of the World Year of Physics: 2005 on the 100th anniversary of Einstein's celebrated four publications that rocked the physics world, the Physics and Astronomy community at Indiana University welcome you to our annual Open House. Come see lecture-demonstrations and to enjoy hands-on demonstrations in the Indoor and Outdoor Exploration areas.

The World Year of Physics 2005 is a United Nations endorsed, international celebration of physics. Events throughout the year will highlight the vitality of physics and its importance in the coming millenium. Through the efforts of a worldwide collaboration of scientific societies and educational institutes, the World Year of Physics brings the excitement of physics to the public and will inspire a new generation of scientists.

Schedule of Events

  • Physics Lecture Demonstration
    "Celebrating Einstein's Miracle Year: Spectacular Physics in Action." presented by the IU Physics Club will be held in Swain West 119 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Various Physics Events!
    The areas of exploration, inside and out, will have a great variety of hands-on physics experiments. Faculty and Graduate Students will be on hand to assist, explain and discuss results, as well as chat with those interested in a career in physics, applied physics, science and/or education at Indiana University. Information will be available to those considering enrollment at Indiana University. Be sure to stop by Swain West 007 to learn about Low Temperature Physics, and shatter a few flowers. Check the schedule of events for times. The always popular Contest Room will be challenging your science knowledge and rewarding your brainpower with cool prizes.
  • Cyclotron and Proton Therapy Tours
    Exciting guided tours will be conducted of the Indiana University Cyclotron Facility and associated Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute located at the edge of campus. Buses will depart from Swain West every 1.5 hours starting at 9:15 a.m.
  • Teachers Lunch !
    Teachers are invited to join us for a special luncheon in SW 251 from noon to 1 p.m.. Please come share your thoughts on teaching the sciences with friends and colleagues from around the state, with hosts Prof. Rex Tayloe and Physics lab coordinator Dan Beeker.
  • Astronomy Lecture
    "Dark Matter, the Unseen Universe" presented by Research Scientist Tom Steiman-Cameron in Swain West 119 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various Astronomy Events!
    The Astronomy Department will conduct guided tours of the Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Lab every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. There also will be a hands-on Exploration area in Swain West 103.

2004:

Saturday, October 13, 2004 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • Physics Lecture Demonstration
    "Pirates of the Jordan River" presented by the IU Physics Club will be held in Swain West 119 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Various Physics Events!
    The areas of exploration, inside and out, will have a great variety of hands-on physics experiments. Faculty and Graduate Students will be on hand to assist, explain and discuss results, as well as chat with those interested in a career in science and education at Indiana University. Information will be available to those considering enrollment at Indiana University. Be sure to stop by Swain West 007 to learn about Low Temperature Physics, and shatter a few flowers. Check the schedule of events for times. The always popular Contest Room will be challenging your science knowledge and rewarding your brainpower with cool prizes.
  • Teachers Lunch!
    Teachers are invited to join us for a special luncheon in SW 251 from noon to 1 p.m.. Please come share your thoughts on teaching the sciences with friends and colleagues from around the state, with hosts Prof. Rex Tayloe and Physics lab coordinator Dan Beeker.
  • Astronomy Lecture
    "The Dark Side of the Universe" presented by Professor Stuart Mufson, of the Astronomy Department in Swain West 119 at 11:00 a.m.
  • Various Astronomy Events!
    The Astronomy Department will conduct guided tours of the Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Lab every half hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. There also will be a hands-on Exploration area in Swain West 103.More details will be posted as they are made available.

2003:

Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 9:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Schedule of Events

  • Physics Lecture Demonstration
    "James Bond: From Physics, with Love!" by Prof. Ben Brabson with the Physics and Astronomy Club will be held in Swain West 119 at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Various Physics Events!
    The areas of exploration, inside and out, will have a great variety of hands-on physics experiments. Faculty and Graduate Students will be on hand to assist, explain and discuss results, as well as chat with those interested in a career in science and education at Indiana University. Information will be available to those considering enrollment at Indiana University.Be sure to stop by Swain West 007 to learn about Low Temperature Physics, and shatter a few flowers. Check the schedule of events for times. The always popular Contest Room will be challenging your science knowledge and rewarding your brainpower with cool prizes. And we're pleased to include a "Make Your Own Earthquake" demo in the Outdoor Exploration area this year, presented by IU Geological Sciences
  • Astronomy Lecture
    "Exploring Mars Today" with Dr. Caty Pilachowski in Swain West 119 at 11:00 a.m. We hope you'll join this gifted astronomer for an amazing look at the incredible discoveries taking place on the Red Planet.
  • Various Astronomy Events!
    The Astronomy Department will conduct guided tours of the Kirkwood Observatory and Solar Lab every half hour beginning at 10:15 a.m. The Remote Observing Center on the fourth floor of Swain West will also conduct tours on the half hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. Astronomy Presentations, including "Ask and Astronomer", will be held in Swain West 103 throughout the day. There will also be a hands-on Exploration area in Swain West 103.More details will be posted as they are made available.