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MSU to host laser Science Saturday on Nov. 13

October 27, 2010

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to participate in hands-on activities and discussions with Montana State University scientists and students as MSU's 2010-11 Science Saturdays for kids program kicks off Nov. 13 with "Amazing Lasers," an afternoon celebrating the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser.

During the day's activities, kids will learn how lasers work and how people put them to work in a variety of ways from scanning goods at the grocery story to zapping e-mails around the world. They can participate in such hands-on activities as building a light analyzer, helping laser beams navigate a maze, measuring the length of a light wave and learning what laser speckle is. The day will finish with a slice of laser cake to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the invention of the laser.

Science Saturday takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Studio 1080, the interactive multimedia center in the atrium of the EPS Building at 7th and Grant. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants. To register, call (406) 994-6550 during MSU business hours.

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Jennifer Douglas, (406) 994-7658