April 19, 2005
April 11, 2005
commemorate the World Year of Physics, which is this year,
the Morningside College Society of Physics Students,
along with local amateur astronomers, will be hosting a physics
and astronomy open house, including a paper airplane
competition, beginning at 5 p.m.,
and Stargazing Party, beginning at 8:30 p.m., on Monday, April
18, at the Hindman-Hobbs Center, 3501
Peters Avenue, on
the college campus. The public is invited free of charge.
In case of a cloudy night, Morningside students will present
demonstrations of physics at work, and the Stargazing Party
will be rescheduled for the same time and place on Thursday,
Telescopes will be available for observing the moon, Jupiter,
Saturn, and other celestial objects. Faculty from Morningside’s
physics and engineering programs will also be available to
According to Dr. Gary Turner, assistant professor of
mathematical sciences at Morningside, this year is the World
Year of Physics, celebrating 100 years since Albert Einstein
published three papers that would revolutionize modern physics.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Einstein's death on
April 18, events are being arranged all over the world,
such as a 24-hour relay of light from Princeton, N.J., across
the United States, around the world, and back to Princeton.
Additional information is available online at www.morningside.edu/stargazing.htm.
Updates on cloud conditions will be posted there in the hours
before the Stargazing Party.
more information, please contact Turner at 712-274-5203. For
more information on the World Year of Physics, visit www.physics2005.org.