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Physics/Astronomy

Program Title: Planetarium Program
Professor: Dr. Lauren Likkel
Description:

Current constellations and planet locations; sky motions; astronomy concepts; opportunity to ask astronomy questions. One-hour programs.

Ideal time: During schoolday
Evenings available: Yes
Weekends available: Some
Program is mobile: No
Program is on campus: Yes
Group size: 50 person max.
Handicap accessible: Yes; 2 wheelchairs max.
Fee: $35 per group.
Available during: Academic year, summer/Winterim (limited)
Phone: 836-5034
E-mail: planetarium@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: E-mail
Special notes:

Ages 6 and older.  Programs presented at the appropriate level for the group (kindergarten through adult).  Free parking available.  Public shows are also scheduled (see events calendar).

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Program Title: Science Theatre
Professor: Dr. J. Erik Hendrickson
Description:

A variety of fun science demonstrations for students of all ages. Topics include pressure (bed of nails, vacuum chamber, shop vac), extreme temperatures (dunking items in liquid nitrogen and playing with dry ice), electricity/magnetism, etc.

Ideal time: Variable
Evenings available: Yes
Weekends available: Yes. More difficult to schedule.
Program is mobile: Yes
Program is on campus: Yes
Group size: 50 person max.
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
Phone: 836-5834
E-mail: hendrije@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: E-mail
Special notes:

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Program Title: Ask the Astronomy Experts
Professor: Lauren Likkel, Nathan Miller, Elisha Polomski, George Stecher, Paul Thomas, Lyle Ford
Description:

If you have questions about current astronomical happenings, telescopes or want an astronomy speaker, contact the department office.  The University's largest telescopes are located at Hobbs Observatory at Beaver Creek reserve (715) 877-2212.

Ideal time: Flexible
Evenings available: Limited
Weekends available: Limited
Program is mobile: No
Program is on campus: No
Group size: Usually individuals
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
Phone: 836-3148 
E-mail: physics@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: Either
Special notes:

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Program Title: Rocket Launching
Professor: Kim Pierson
Description:

Take water bottle rockets to classes at local schools.  Usually these classes are associated with their children, but the entire class gets a wonderful experience.

Ideal time: Flexible
Evenings available: Limited
Weekends available: Limited
Program is mobile: Limited
Program is on campus: Limited
Group size: 40 or less
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic year, summer, Winterim
Phone: 836-3148 
E-mail: physics@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: Either
Special notes:

Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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Physics Thursday Seminars

Professor: Scott Whitfield
Description:

We bring in speakers (including UWEC Physics students) to give presentations on interesting physics topics.  Students and faculty/staff from a wide array of departments and also community members enjoy listening to and discussing the presentations.

Ideal time: Thursdays, 4 pm - 5 pm
Evenings available: No
Weekends available: No
Program is mobile: No
Program is on campus: Yes
Group size: Less than 40
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic Year
Phone: 836-3148   
E-mail: physics@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: Either
Special notes:

We find these programs a wonderful place to bring science discussions to the public

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Program Title:


Scout Merit Badges in Science & Astronomy

Professor: Kim Pierson
Description

We assist Scouts in attaining their science and/or astronomy badges.

Ideal time: Flexible
Evenings available: Limited
Weekends available: Limited
Program is mobile: Yes
Program is on campus: Yes
Group size: Flexible
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic Year, Summer, Wintrim
Phone: 836-3148   
E-mail: physics@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: Either
Special notes:

Contact for scheduling an appointment

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Program Title:


Science Fair Judges

Professor: Kim Pierson, Matt Evans, Doug Dunham, Erik Hendrickson
Description:

We assist local schools with their science fairs by providing judges and science demo displays.

Ideal time: Flexible
Evenings available: Limited
Weekends available: Limited
Program is mobile: Yes
Program is on campus: Yes
Group size: Flexible
Handicap accessible: Yes
Fee: None
Available during: Academic Year, Summer, Wintrim
Phone: 836-3148   
E-mail: physics@uwec.edu
Preferred contact: Either
Special notes:

Contact for scheduling an appointment

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