- Victim Of Fatal Fire IdentifiedPosted 4 hours ago
- Fatal Fire On Essex Fells-Verona BorderPosted 1 day ago
- Bonds, Clerk, Police IT Issues Roil Council MeetingPosted 2 weeks ago
- Water Main Break On MontrosePosted 2 weeks ago
- Verona Families Seek Leads In Nephew’s Murder As Reward GrowsPosted 3 weeks ago
- Paving Closes Streets On MondayPosted 1 month ago
- Attempted Armed Robbery At Fuel StopPosted 2 months ago
- Fire Guts Linden Avenue GaragePosted 3 months ago
- Water Main Break Affects Hemlock, LaurelPosted 3 months ago
- BOE Prez Faults Town Engineer For Field RumorsPosted 4 months ago
Christmas Science Show At Rutgers
If you’ve got a young Einstein or Marie Curie at home, you might want to know about a kids’ science event this weekend.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers University will once again present its Faraday Christmas Children’s Lecture. Designed to dazzle and capture the imaginations of young and old alike, the demonstrations feature such spectacles as real flowers frozen to the point where they shatter like glass, exploding hydrogen balloons, a person lying on a bed of nails and a fire extinguisher used to rocket a person across the room.
The shows are based on the tradition of famous British physicist Michael Faraday, whose work in the early 1800s laid the foundation for the electric motor and electrical generation. His Children’s Christmas Lectures at London’s Royal Institution, which continue today, were designed to communicate to youngsters the excitement of scientific discovery during a season of joy and celebration.
Rutgers’ version is produced by Mark Croft, a physics professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, and physics support specialist Dave Maiullo. The demonstrations they will present are routinely used in university physics courses, not just to inform students but also with an eye toward humor, exciting the imagination and emphasizing the fun in science.
The Rutgers shows will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7 to 9; from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Physics Lecture Hall, 120 Frelinghuysen Road, Busch Campus, Piscataway. It will take you about an hour to get there from Verona.
The shows are open to the public and free of charge. Early arrival is advised to ensure seating. Overflow seating will be available in a nearby classroom with a video link to the show. Further information, including driving directions, see the Physics’ department’s Web site.
Get News Updates By Email
Victim Of Fatal Fire Identified
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has released a statement...
- Posted 4 hours ago
Can You Help The Verona Library?
The Friends of the Verona Public Library are seeking...
- Posted 12 hours ago
David Bovich Wins Community Service Scholarship
David C. Bovich, a senior at St. Peter’s Prep...
- Posted 12 hours ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 52
This is it folks: The last week of MyVeronaNJ.com’s...
- Posted 3 years ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 22
Naughty? Nice? We’re not going to be judgmental. We’re...
- Posted 4 years ago
PSEG: Here’s Verona Outage Map
With the millions of homes without power around New...
- Posted 2 years ago