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NanoDays returns March 27!

posted Monday March 8, 2010

Celebrate NanoDays at Morehead Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.!

Join educators and UNC scientists to learn about nanoscience, the study of really tiny things like molecules and atoms. Morehead's NanoDays will feature current nanoscience research and technology, particularly as it relates to medicine and human health.

Participate in hands-on activities featuring big research at the smallest scale. At NanoDays, you can...

  • Experience live demonstrations and hands-on activities in Morehead's exhibit, "Zoom In: Science at the Extremes."
  • Tour physics laboratories at UNC's Chapman Hall (just a short walk from Morehead), starting at 1 p.m., to see how real nanoscience research is conducted.
  • View nanoscience-based episodes of "Dragonfly TV" on the big screen in the NASA Digital Theater. An episode was filmed at Morehead and features local children and scientists!

Morehead will follow a special schedule in the NASA Digital Theater during the celebration, with special NanoDays programming. Regular NASA Digital Theater programming will resume beginning at 2:30 p.m. that day.

What can you see in the NASA Digital Theater during NanoDays?

11:30 a.m.Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter
12:30 p.m.Dragonfly TV: Nanoscience
1 p.m.Dragonfly TV: Nanoscience
1:30 p.m.Science LIVE! Magnificent Matter
2 p.m.Dragonfly TV: Nanoscience

The NanoDays celebration is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome (many activities are ideal for school-age children).

NanoDays at UNC is sponsored in conjunction with the UNC Department of Physics & Astronomy.


NanoDays at Morehead is part of a national NanoDays celebration of nanoscale science and its impact. Other NanoDays events in the Triangle area include:

Museum of Life and Science
Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Join museum staff and area scientists from Duke and IBM for a day of hands-on programs and demonstrations about nanoscale science, engineering and technology, particularly as it relates to the environment.

Marbles Kids Museum
Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
NanoDays at Marbles is a big day for little science! Atoms...molecules...particles, oh my! Meet nanoscientists from Duke University as they present hands-on programs and interactive demonstrations on all things small.

NC State University
Friday, April 23, 3–5 p.m.
Explore amazing new applications and consumer products that have resulted from nanotechnology at NC State University's NanoDays! Events include demonstrations in nanoscale science, talks by leading researchers, and tours of laboratories that are doing cutting edge science. The grand finale will be the opportunity to sample nano ice cream made by our team of nano engineers.