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The 20th annual award-winning Chemistry Open House and Science Exploration Gallery will be Saturday, October 20, from 10am - 3pm with the highlight being three presentations of the popular Chemistry Road Show and afternoon public Physics talks.

Free and open to the public, the Open House and Science Exploration Gallery begins at 9:45am in the foyer of the main chemistry building, which is on Ross Street on the Texas A&M campus. No reservations required.

The popular Chemistry Road Shows will be held at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. in Room 100 of the main Chemistry Building. The show is recommended for all ages and includes demonstrations of popular science, featuring fires, explosions, weird polymers and super cold materials. Door prizes will be given at all the shows. The show is free, but be early - latecomers may not get in. We are sorry, but there is no handicapped access to Room 100.

Hands-on and computer activities, guided lab tours and demonstrations will be in progress between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m for the Science Exploration Gallery. In addition to the Departments of Chemistry, Physics and Biology will be represented, as well as Engineering.

Visitors are encouraged to start their tour of the open house by checking in at the welcome table in the foyer of the chemistry building, where they will be presented with a science "bag of goodies." Discounted coupons ($1 off) for an all-you-can-eat buffet at Sbisa Dining Hall and other campus eateries, from the TAMU Dining Facilities, will also be available.

Four Physics talks will be in Room 601 in Rudder Tower at 1:30pm (The Great Observatories: New Windows into the Universe, 2pm (Probing the Universe in the Infrared with the Spitzer Space Telescope), 2:30pm (How to Measure the Age of the Universe) and 4pm (Stardust).

The open house is held annually in conjunction with National Chemistry Week, which this year is Oct. 21-27. More information regarding the open house and parking information can be obtained at http://www.chem.tamu.edu/.

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Contact: Dr. Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt, Coordinator,
National Chemistry Week for TAMU-ACS local chapter
(979) 845-3256
kennicutt@mail.chem.tamu.edu

Keeney-Kennicutt Wendy

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