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Physics is for Kids " no, really

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Nothing mixes quite like hot dogs and particle physics. Just ask a six-year-old.

The Aspen Science Center will once again offer a Physics is for Kids family barbecue and lecture series on the grounds of the Aspen Center for Physics.

The event takes place Wednesdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. throughout the summer, starting June 25. And it’s free (even the food). The activities are held outdoors, but there is a covered pavilion in the event of inclement weather.

The evening begins with burgers, hot dogs and such, followed by a talk by a noted physicist who’s in Aspen for some high-level thinking at the Center for Physics. Their talks, however, are geared for the younger set (parents will probably understand, too).

The “relatively probable topics” this season include: Black Holes and Where to Find Them, Galaxy Formation, Anti Matter: The Dark Side, Let’s Get Nano! Subatomic Particles, Quantum for Kids, How Big is the Universe?, Physics of Superheroes, Dark Matter and Other Strange Forces, and How Big is the Universe? Are You Sure?

The center is located at 200 W. Gillespie St. in Aspen’s West End (head north to the end of Sixth Street). For more information, call (970) 309-3390.

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