Science on Tap: the Physics of Fun

Editor’s note: due to the snowy weather, this event has been postponed until Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Come to the Kiggins Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, for the lighter side of physics—more specifically, the Science Circus and the Physics of Fun with master juggler Rhys Thomas of JuggleMania. Often compared to the bubbly, bendy action of a Pixar movie, Science Circus blends mature science with comedy to create a show the Smithsonian Institution has called “wonderful.” Audience members will observe gravity’s constant acceleration through bowling ball juggling (?!), gyroscopic stability through glass bowl spinning, centripetal force with cowboy lariats, center of balance from a six-foot tall unicycle, and inertia with a classic tablecloth pull. Thomas will teach you about physics with hilarity and dexterity, describing and demonstrating physics concepts with the irresistible force of levity.

Science on Tap is a monthly lecture series at the Kiggins Theatre, offered in partnership with Via Productions and Washington State University Vancouver. The doors open at 6 p.m. so you can find a seat and purchase yummy refreshments: beer, wine, soda, pizza, and theater-style popcorn and candy. Tickets are $8 in advance (click here to purchase online) or $10 suggested donation at the door. Science on Tap is largely supported by money collected at the door, but no one will be turned away for lack of a few dollars. Come anyway and donate what you can! Buying a ticket in advance merely confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

Above image: Rhys Thomas keeps a lot of bowls in the air; photo by Bowis M. Schmitt/JuggleMania

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