Baton Rouge Astronomical Society Forum

It is currently September 26th, 2017, 11:11 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 2017 NanoDays
PostPosted: November 29th, 2016, 3:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3704
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
HRPO's twentieth anniversary is soon upon us, and the three partners in the venture (BREC, LSU, BRAS) are working to make this the best calendar year of public offerings in the facility's history!

For many amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts, "cosmology" seems to be the most untouchable and nebulous section of physics. Only books and television programs and internet websites will get you into the secret domain of cosmology, some think. That's not true! For several years at the Highland Road Park Observatory, a fascinating program has shown hundreds of visitors the strange world of small-scale physical properties--and that program is returning.

For the eighth consecutive year at HRPO, big things in the Universe take a backseat to all things tiny. Dr. Juana Moreno and her colleagues return for another celebration of nanotechnology!

When reduced to the width of a human hair or smaller, ordinary materials often take on extraordinary properties. The iridescent colors in butterfly wings are not created by pigments but instead by tiny patterns on the wings. Tinted glass in old cathedrals was made by mixing different sizes of gold particles to create a wide variety of colors. We are just beginning to understand these fascinating phenomena and their potential uses in everyday life. Nanotechnology promises advanced information processing and storage, new medical treatments and much more!

Children and adults alike will---
---be able to see how big they are compared to nanoscale objects.
---understand how a Scanning Probe Microscope explores the nanoworld.
--- try to pour water out of a nano-cup.
---learn about nanomaterials used stain-free clothes.
---have a chance to build models of nanoscale structures.
---play with liquid crystals.
---make fluids part in the middle by applying magnets to them.

The 2017 NanoDays event is Saturday 25 March from 2pm to 6pm; the event will incorporate a solar viewing session from 2pm to 4pm, and a lunar viewing session from 4:30pm to 6pm. There is no admission fee and the event is for adults and for children six and older.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 2017 NanoDays
PostPosted: March 23rd, 2017, 3:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Posts: 3704
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Mario Lozanov's City Gelato cart will return to NanoDays!

Traditionally Dr. Moreno schedules a speaker at the 4pm point during this event. This year's speaker is Daniel Sheehy; he will present "Living in the Age of Quantum Physics".

More information:
http://calendar.apps.lsu.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo;jsessionid=788110BBB396FE209D3192046FDC0405


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group