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The Department of Physics organizes quarterly public night sky viewing from the roof of Weniger Hall and midday Sun viewing from the Memorial Union Quad. Do to weather constraints these events are organized and advertised on short notice. Please email Davide Lazzati to be included to the mailing list and receive notices of an upcoming observing day/night. Notices are normally sent the day before the observation.
Local schools often invite our outreach volunteers (faculty and students) to present physics activities at Family Science Nights. Learning the physics of a hovercraft, and then riding on our hover craft, is always a favorite for kids.
We offer lab tours and physics-related presentations to school groups visiting campus. You can combine a 45 minute physics presentation with a Campus Field Trip that is offered by OSU Precollege Programs. The Gazette-Times featured one of our presentations in a recent article.
Physics participates in this STEM experience for middle school girls, offering exciting hands-activities led by women undergraduate, graduate and faculty roles models. Learn more about Discovering the Scientist Within.
Discover Days happens twice a year (approximately Nov 1 and May 1). Physics offers demonstrations and hands-on activities. Examples of what you might discover:
Activities are led by faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students. Discovery Days is held at LaSells Stewart Center, opposite the OSU Football Stadium.