For release
Further information: Contact John McAndrew
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

October 14, 2019 - King’s College Chemistry and Physics Departments will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 23rd Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street.

Chemistry students and faculty, many in costume, will be performing more than a dozen experiments including freezing objects with liquid nitrogen, performing color change reactions, making slime, and exploding balloons. The 90-minute show will conclude with a flaming pumpkin finale.

The presentation is designed for a young audience; children 12 years of age and younger are invited to attend with no more than two adults. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Julie Belanger, associate professor of chemistry, at 208-5900, ext. 5627.

Pictured, from left, is a King’s student and Dr. Julie Belanger demonstrating what happens to a balloon animal when it is frozen in liquid nitrogen.