Join TLU's Society of Physics (SPS) Students and faculty for their annual Family Physics Night on Thursday, November 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jackson Park Student Activities Center.
Schedule of Events
- 5:30-6:30 p.m. SPS Public Lecture (Jackson Auditorium)
- 6:30-9:30 p.m. Hands-on Activities & Demonstrations (Jackson Park Student Activities Center)
This year's theme, "Exploring Physics", is even more special since NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has selected Family Physics Night to be an official host as part of the Webb Space Telescope Community Events initiative.
A longstanding community event in Seguin, Family Physics Night inspires scientists of all ages to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields. The event is always free to attend and open to the public.
According to Physics Department Chair Dr. Toni Sauncy, she and her colleagues are working to secure a NASA speaker for the SPS Distinguished Public Lecture in Physics, as well hands-on activities, with several outdoor offerings including telescopes for planetary viewing.
SPS Public Lecture Speaker: Taylor Hutchison
Taylor Hutchison is a sixth year graduate student at Texas A&M University who will complete her Ph.D. in May 2022. She has been working as part of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) team and is an expert astrophysicist who will make use of the data promised by the project. Her presentation, "Uncovering the Mysteries of the Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope" will be aimed at generating public understanding about the long anticipated mission of the joint NASA–ESA–CSA exploration project. The JWST will be the “next big advancement” that is expected to supersede the Hubble telescope. This is ambitious, since the Hubble revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos, and its images have become part of the social construct around the globe.
As of August 2, 2021, all visitors, students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals are still required to wear masks outdoors on campus.