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Physics & Astronomy Open House coming to campus on November 19

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Nov 8, 2011

2009 Physics and Astronomy Open House
2009 Physics and Astronomy Open House
2010 Physics and Astronomy Open House
2010 Physics and Astronomy Open House
The UH Mānoa annual Physics and Astronomy Open House will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 19. Eleven sites—including Watanabe Hall, Krauss Annex and the Physical Science Building—will feature physics and astronomy research and applications presented by faculty and students.
 
High school students, their teachers and the public are invited to attend the open house. There will be physics demonstrations, hands-on activities, and presentations on nanophysics, anti-matter, free electron laser, heliophysics and astrobiology. Physics faculty and students will describe new and fascinating aspects of their research, such as the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna (ANITA) project, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and efforts to develop small neutrino detectors. 
 
The UH Mānoa Physics graduate program received a high ranking in the latest National Research Council rankings in 2010 (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=3929).
 
A welcome and overview will take place in the Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics auditorium at 8:30 a.m., with sites open from 9:00-11:00 a.m. for group visits, and 11:00 a.m. to noon for informal visits.