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Free physics and astronomy demonstration show on space weather to be held March 1

The annual UI Department of Physics and Astronomy Demonstration Show -- this year on "space weather" -- will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Lecture Room 1 of Van Allen Hall, Dubuque and Jefferson streets, on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City.

Free and open to the public, the show is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Society of Physics Students, and the Cafe Scientifique of Iowa City.

A discussion of space weather and a chance to touch real spacecraft and meteorites will highlight the show. Demonstrations will include sensing magnetic fields, electron beams, making plasmas, a small rocket engine, and more.

The demonstration show will be hosted by professors Greg Howes, Craig Kletzing, Cornelia Lang, and Vincent Rodgers, as well as assistant research scientist George Hospodarsky and UI staff member Dale Stille, with assistance from several student volunteers.

Free refreshments will be served in the main lobby following the event.


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