Make a date for free family fun and get up-close and personal with the many wonders of science and technology this weekend at the 2013 Physics and Engineering Festival, scheduled for Saturday (April 6) on the Texas A&M University campus.
No fees or tickets are required for the free annual event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the George P. Mitchell '40 Physics Building.
Attendees are invited to unleash their inner scientist aboard a square-wheeled bicycle or try their hand at generating electricity and shooting balloons with lasers -- three of the roughly 100 exciting, interactive experiments that will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event also will feature three fantastic bubble shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. by internationally acclaimed bubble artist Tom Noddy, as well as lectures at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. with NASA aerospace engineer George James and Nobel Prize winners David Lee and Dudley Herschbach.
The day will conclude with a 4 p.m. public lecture about the accelerating universe by Harvard University astronomer Robert Kirshner, author of the popular book, "The Extravagant Universe."