Building on earlier successes with K-12 classroom outreach and a huge appearance at the 2010 USA Science and Engineering Festival, Duke University students and faculty are inviting Triangle-area families to join them for an evening of interactive science demonstrations called SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS.

USA Science and Engineering Fest

Duke students wowed kids and grownups alike at last year's national science festival in Washington DC.

The October 19 festival will include hands-on, all-ages activities from Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Genomics, Environmental Science,  Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics.

SCIENCE UNDER THE STARS will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the front lawn of the French Family Science Center on Duke’s West Campus.

At 7:30, the chemists will stage a spectacular grand finale — not quite fireworks, but close!

Free parking is available in the Chemistry parking lot at Research Drive and Towerview, and overflow parking will be available in the Bryan Center structure on Science Drive as well.

RAIN DATE – Thursday, Oct. 20.

For more information contact Kenneth Lyle, PhD at