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U.Va Science Day -- For Kids Of All Ages

September 13, 2001--

WHAT: Science Day at the University of Virginia, free and open to the public

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 Day events from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Evening event: 9-11 p.m. at McCormick Observatory

WHERE: Chemistry Building University of Virginia, McCormick Road

PARKING: Stadium Lots along Whitehead Road

WEB PAGE: http://www.astro.virginia.edu/ScienceDay or call 924-7494 for more details.

SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS (each event lasts about 45 minutes):

9 a.m., They Came From Outer Space, Chemistry Building, room 304

Hold a piece of the cosmos in your hand. Members of the Astronomy Department will display and discuss significant meteorites from their collection. Meteorite impacts shaped the early Earth and Moon and help explain formation of the solar system.

10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Chemical Magic Show, Chemistry Building, room 402

The Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fraternity will demonstrate chemical principles with flash and color for all ages.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Environmental Sciences Weather Station, in front of Chemistry Building

Visit the interactive weather station and send up your own balloon (weather permitting). See how meteorologists monitor the weather.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Physics Demonstration Show, Physics Building, room 203

Hold on to your thinking cap, the Physics Show is back! The subject this time is radioactivity. How many subatomic particles are passing through your body every second? Probably more than you expect. Come to the show and see for yourself. Also witness the world famous (and perfectly safe) Mouse Trap Atomic Bomb. Lots of other intriguing physics demonstrations as well.

2 p.m., Memory Across the Ages, Chemistry Building, room 402

This session will describe how psychologists study memory, and how memory changes with age. Several demonstrations will illustrate memory-testing procedures. Discover how your memory compares to that of other people.

9-11 p.m., Special Public Night at McCormick Observatory

Here's your chance to observe the stars and planets through the historic McCormick telescope. See slide shows and tour the Observatory. This is a special offering of the Public Nights usually held on the first and third Friday of each month. There also is a public night on Sept. 21 from 9-11 p.m.

Contact: Ed Murphy, (434) 924-4890

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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