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National Physics Day Show At U.Va. April 24

April 11, 2002--

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

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Physics Building

Presentations by University of Virginia physics professor Robert Watkins and lecturer-demonstrator Mike Timmins will intrigue and excite people of all ages. They will use the power of physics to lift a human being with a vacuum cleaner. Children will be able to ride the Physics hovercraft. The Grand Finale of Physics at the end is sure to please.

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 at 382 McCormick Road near Whitehead Road.

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.

Contact: Fariss Samarrai, (434) 924-3778

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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