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National Physics Day Show At U.Va. April 23

April 8, 2003--

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

WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: U.Va. Physics Building, Room 203 (Jesse W. Beams Laboratory of Physics), 382 McCormick Road

Presentations by U.Va. physics professors Steve Thornton and Robert Watkins and lecturer/demonstrator Mike Timmins will intrigue and excite people of all ages. They will show exploding gas bubbles and flying corks, and demonstrate how a theremin works and how a stud-finder works, and much more. The family show is designed to fascinate everyone.

Both shows, one at 6 p.m., the other at 7:15 p.m., are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the parking garage on Emmet Street, in the football stadium lots, or behind the physics department beside Ruffner Hall.

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: Tammie Shifflett, (434) 924-6565

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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