October 6, 2012 · 2:00 PM
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Things happen around you every day, but happen faster than the eyes can see. One of the tools scientists and engineers use is the high speed camera, which can take hundreds or thousands of pictures a second. This meetup is a hands-on event where we get to take ordinary events and slow them down to 10 to 20 times their normal speed, to see what happens in the blink of an eye.
We'll Bounce! Pop! Sproing! and Break! various stuff in front of the camera, and then watch the results in slow motion on TV afterwards.
This "lab" should be appropriate for secular families of all ages, though some parts may involve loud pops and any children that don't appreciate those will have opportunity to skip them.
There will be many opportunities for safe hands-on experience for everyone. Also, if there are things they have that they want to see on high-speed, please bring them along and we'll try to accommodate everyone.
This event is dependent on the weather as the camera work will happen outdoors, so it will be rescheduled or cancelled if the weather isn't cooperative.
The event will be taking place at my house (click for map), and there is on-street parking. I have two large dogs that are child friendly, but my house may be an issue for children with strong dog allergies. Please let me know if your family has canine anxiety issues, and I will have them relocated for the duration of the event to accommodate.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, but it's important to RSVP at least a few days in advance so we know how much to provide.
If there are any questions, please feel free to comment here, or contact me directly at [masked] or call [masked].