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The Atlanta Science Tavern Message Board News and Announcements › Win a "Cosmic" Balloon Ride: Atlanta Area High-Energy Physics Vide

Win a "Cosmic" Balloon Ride: Atlanta Area High-Energy Physics Video Contest - Deadline March 19th

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Marc M.
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Atlanta, GA
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High-Energy Physics Video Contest

Do you live in the Atlanta area? Do you like to make fun, exciting videos? Then participate in our newest video contest. From March 31st to April 3rd Atlanta will play host to more than 4,000 high-energy physicists from around the globe. These are the researchers who study matter and energy at their most fundamental level. To bring the fun of comic rays to everyone, The American Physical Society (APS) has partnered with Fernbank Science Center to put on this special outreach event. Anyone can enter.

Grand Prize
You could win a hot air balloon ride on March 31st during which you will have an opportunity to detect cosmic rays yourself.

  • Record an approximately 5-minute-long video about high energy physics
  • Post it to YouTube with the tag "cosmic rays video contest" or "high-energy physics contest".
  • Email the URL to by March 19th.

Your video should pass your own "mom test".

Videos will be judged by a panel made up of Fernbank and APS staff. Winners will be announced on March 21st. Visit the Physics Central website for additional information.

In 1912 Victor Hess used a hot air balloon, a Wulf electrometer and an incredible sense of adventure to be the first to detect cosmic rays. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this achievement APS in conjunction with Fernbank Science Center is running a video contest focusing on High-Energy physics. The winner or winners will get to go up in an actual hot air balloon and hopefully detect their own cosmic rays.
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