magnet and plasma globe

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s annual Department of Physics and Astronomy open house will be held October 8, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at fourteen sites in Watanabe Hall. The event is free and open to the public. School teachers and students are welcome to attend.

“The open house will provide an opportunity to learn about physics and what we do here at the physics and astronomy department: collaborating with leading research institutes all over the world for wider scientific research and accelerating the development of cutting-edge solutions for the worldwide community,” said physics Associate Professor Veronica Bindi.

The open house will include a variety of live demonstrations that illustrate physics principles in mechanics, optics, and electricity and magnetism. The hands-on demos will allow attendees to experiment with angular momentum and center of gravity; operate a hover craft; check out polarized light effects; and experience the power of electromagnets, among other fun activities.

Physics research laboratories will be open to the public for this special occasion.

A full agenda is available at the department of physics open house website.