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National Physics Day Show At U.Va. April 19

March 23, 2001--

WHAT: Seventh Annual National Physics Day show at the University of Virginia

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Physics Building, room 203

National Physics Day is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the American Institute of Physics and other science organizations to promote public awareness of physics through educational outreach activities.

Presentations by U.Va. physics professors Steve Thornton and Robert Watkins and lecture demonstrator Mike Timmins will intrigue and excite people of all ages. The three will use the power of physics to break and crush a variety of objects, from soda cans to a 55-gallon drum. Children will be able to crush plastic soda bottles by simply dipping them in water. The laser light show, a traditional favorite of this event, has been updated with some exciting new twists.

Both showings of this family-oriented educational demonstration are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the garage on Emmet Street, in the football stadium lots, or behind the Physics Building, located on McCormick Road near Whitehead Road.

For more information, call Suzie Garrett, (804) 924-6791 or email jkg@virginia.edu

Contact: Fariss Samarrai, (804) 924-3778

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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