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UH Manoa physics and astronomy department presents 2005 Open House event

Event features fun and educational activities presented by UH faculty and staff

University of Hawaiʻi
Michael Jones, (808) 956-2932
Astronomy and Physics Department
Posted: Nov 2, 2005

HONOLULU — The public is invited to attend the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Physics and Astronomy Department‘s OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Watanabe Hall and Krauss Annex on the Mānoa campus. This event will feature physics and astronomy research and applications by UH faculty and students. Activities begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Hawaiʻi Institute of Geophysics Auditorium with an overview of the events, followed by group visits to 10 sites until 11 a.m. The public is also welcome to visit the sites informally from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Open House sites will spotlight topics that include:

· Astronomy — view a multimedia presentation of current understanding of the universe and astronomy research in Hawaiʻi

· Anti-matter — learn how particle detectors are used in experiments studying anti-matter

· Free Electron Laser — discover the technology used to make beams of light using electrons

· ANITA — find out how a balloon experiment helps to study radio waves produced by neutrino interactions in Antarctica

· Nanophysics — understand how electron microscopes are used to study particles of atomic dimensions

· Particle Physics & Origins of Our Universe — explore applications of theoretical physics concepts to understand our universe

· Cosmic Ray Physics — tour a lab containing a device to detect interactions of extraterrestrial particles in salt blocks

· Super-Kamiokande & Kamland — learn how large detectors in Japan help researchers study neutrinos from the Sun and the Earth

· Physics & Toys — have fun with toys that illustrate various physics principles

· Physics Demos — hands-on activities guided by UH students to illustrate physics principles

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