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USU Physics' November Demo Show Celebrates 10 Years of Science Fun

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

USU Physics’ November Demo Show

'Supersonic, Sound and Sparks' is the theme of USU Physics’ 2017, 10th anniversary November Demo Show. The popular event has become a favorite Cache Valley ‘kick-off’ for Thanksgiving Week.

USU physicist James Coburn demonstrates physics

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to USU Physics' 10th annual November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free.

Inquiring minds of all ages are invited to Utah State University Physics Department’s 10th anniversary November Demo Show Friday, Nov. 17.

“Supersonic, Sound and Sparks” is the theme for the event, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium, Room 130, of the Eccles Science Learning Center on campus. Admission is free and open to all.

“It’s time again to kick off Thanksgiving week with our popular annual tradition,” says James Coburn, Physics Teaching Laboratory supervisor and show coordinator. “To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’ll show off crowd favorites from our past decade of demo shows. It will be a blast.”

Physics? Fun?

“Absolutely,” Coburn says. “Unfortunately, many are intimidated by physics study. But it shouldn’t be that way – learning about science is something everyone can enjoy.”

Coburn says he was inspired to create the November Demo Show, now a Cache Valley favorite, by England’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, which have been a popular British tradition since 1825.

Parking for the event is available in the surface lot south of Old Main and the university parking terraces at 700 E. 600 North and 850 E. 700 North in Logan. For directions and more information, visit the November Demo Show website [] or call 435-797-3517.

Related Links
‘Cache Valley Science Kids’ on Facebook 
USU Department of Physics 
USU College of Science 

Contact:  James Coburn,, 435-797-3014
Writer:  Mary-Ann Muffoletto,, 435-797-3517

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