National Chemistry Week Open House

For those of you in the Princeton, New Jersey area:

The Princeton Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the Princeton Chemistry Department will sponsor a National Chemistry Week Open House at Princeton University’s Frick Lab on Friday, October 24, from 7:00-8:30 pm. The program will start in the auditorium, just across the foyer from the main entrance. All community members 6 years old and up are invited. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

This year’s theme is “Chemistry in Earth’s Atmosphere and Beyond.” The program will include short presentations with demonstrations in the auditorium and hands-on activities and demonstrations in the laboratories downstairs. Activities will be supervised by American Chemical Society members and Princeton University staff and students.

Topics include chemistry in space, how gases behave, the structure of the atmosphere, chemistry of oxygen, chemistry of carbon dioxide, making clouds, pollution and how it travels, flight and space flight, the greenhouse effect, the ozone hole, and many more.

Please register with Kathryn Wagner, Princeton University Chemistry Department, by Thursday, October 23. E-mail kmwagner@princeton.edu or call 609 258-2937 and leave your name, the number of people, and the ages of any children you are bringing.

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