GU Physics at 2023 Astronomy Festival

The Georgetown Department of Physics participated in the Astronomy Festival on the National Mall on June 24, 2023. This event, organized by Hofstra University and held in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Solstice Saturday celebration, had participation from dozens of organizations including several other universities, NASA, the American Astronomical Society, the Space Telescope Science Institute, and the US Naval Observatory. ┬áIt featured telescope observations, as well as hands-on activities and demonstrations. Georgetown Physics had a lively exhibit with graduate, undergraduate, and REU students leading activities on electromagnetic phenomena, light, and the solar system.