Story by Jeff Dahlquist
Photo by Darrell James
Photo and images editor
A night of science and discovery for students and family was enjoyed on lucky Friday the 13th of May when Student Life sponsored Science Night 2016.
The event included booths with games and current projects by all science classes. Food and drink were provided by the Associated Student Body and the event was emceed by KLBC radio.
The astronomy classes, instead of showing a presentation in the planetarium, played a short video on gravitational waves as the planetarium itself has only one working projector instead of the usual full-dome projection.
Astronomy professor Amy Fredricks said the repairs are being scheduled for the Summer and she hopes to have the planetarium working at full capacity for the Fall.
Economics major Albert Kopping, 20, decided to step out before the showing due to the room reaching almost maximum capacity and was there to receive extra credit for Fredricks’ class. Kopping also is working on a dialectical essay on radical revolutionary theory for one of his English classes. He was inspired by writings of Marx and Stalin.
The robotics program displayed an underwater robot being tested in a portable pool in front of their booth by Building C.