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Physics and Astronomy Outreach

Astronomy Outreach Programs

Information on public astronomy observing programs, astronomy presentations, resources for educators, and special public programs is availabe on the Space Science Outreach Page.

Other astronomy programs, appropriate for all audiences, are:

  • Exploring the Solar System
  • Missions to Mars
  • Return to The Moon
  • Building and Launching Model Rockets
  • Star Parties

Contact Paul Lewis ( for more information on astronomy outreach.

Physics Outreach Programs

West High School (WHS) Physics Academy

Spring 2019 Saturday Morning Physics

The physics department connects with schools and the general public via Facebook live chats with our faculty members. In 2017 we introduced Saturday Morning Physics presentations as well as Physics for Everyone. Faculty and instructors also give presentations to local schools. Our Society of Physics Students has a strong outreach mission, as evidenced through their physics demos at Market Square in downtown Knoxville, the annual Pumpkin Drop at Halloween, and their Science Saturday outreach at Pond Gap Elementary School

Contact Kranti Gunthoti ( for more information on physics outreach.

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