Westerville Starry Night 2014

Otterbein Physics put on a great show again at the second annual Westerville Starry Night fair on April 6. Junior physics majors Ron “RJ” Smith and Philip Kellogg, and freshman Michael Highman, ran an array of fun demos including van de Graaf generator, spinning bicycle wheels, and shop-vac shrinkwrapping. They also made liquid nitrogen ice cream for about 250 people.¬† Good fun!

Philip and RJ make ice cream.
Philip and RJ making ice cream…
Michael at the turntable -- mysteries of angular momentum!
Michael (striped shirt) initiates a student into the mysteries of angular momentum…
RJ prepares to unleash the full weight of the atmosphere on a trusting student...
RJ prepares to unleash the full weight of the atmosphere on a trusting student…