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Make a date for free family fun and experience the many wonders of science and technology this weekend at the 2014 Physics and Engineering Festival, scheduled for Saturday (March 22) on the Texas A&M University campus.
No fees or tickets are required for the free annual event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell ’40 Physics Building.
Ride a square-wheeled bicycle, run through a pool of cornstarch or shoot balloons with lasers — three of the roughly 100 exciting, interactive experiments that will be on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event also will feature three fantastic Science Circus performances at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. by physics showman Rhys Thomas, as well as lectures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. with NASA astronaut and professor Dr. Gregory Chamitoff and Nobel Prize winners Dudley Herschback and David Lee.
The day will conclude with a 5 p.m. public lecture about possible ways the human race could be rendered extinct by astronomical phenomena by internationally recognized astronomer and blogger Dr. Phil Plait, author of the popular book, “Death from the Skies!” and the Slate magazine blog Bad Astronomy.
All events are sponsored by a Texas A&M Tier One Program (TOP) grant, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and the Texas A&M College of Science. The event is an affiliate festival of the 4th annual USA Science and Engineering Festival.
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