Travel support available for Nebraska Physics and Astronomy Summit

Join us Saturday, Oct. 7, for the annual Nebraska Physics and Astronomy Summit for science teachers and faculty, which will be held this year on the UNL City Campus and is hosted by Dr. Kevin Lee. Enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch, parking, and a door-prize raffle! Register now:

Dan Reichart, professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and David Harwood, professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, will be the workshop’s keynote speakers on Oct. 7. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

You are also invited to attend Reichart’s free, public Ruckman Lecture on campus Friday evening. His talk, “The Stonehenge Observatory,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, in the Union Auditorium on UNL’s City Campus. Those interested in history, anthropology, and archaeology are encouraged to attend.

For teachers who live more than 150 miles away (one way), we have the opportunity this year to help up to 11 secondary science teachers with funding for travel support. Travel and lodging costs are normally the responsibility of the attendees. Please email by Sept. 15 for more information about the opportunity for travel support; teachers must attend a Friday night dinner and the Ruckman Lecture.

Note: On Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m., Bryan Health in Lincoln will also feature a Health Fair with keynote speaker Aly Raisman, the third-most decorated American gymnast of all time. Raisman and Dr. Dave Miers, senior director of behavioral health services at Bryan, will discuss mental health and the importance of self-care in an informal fireside chat. Registration is free at:

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