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Past Events

Here are some of the public events previously hosted by the faculty and students of the UNF Physics Department

Astronomy Night

"Recording the Great American Solar Eclipse"

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.

The public is invited to learn about the wonders of the night sky and look through our department's telescopes on the roof of Building 50. Each night begins at 8:30 p.m. with a 30 minute talk. See here for Details and dates for future Astronomy Nights.


Physics Teacher Collaboration Workshop

Friday, May 26, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The UNF Physics department invites science teachers from the greater Jacksonville area to a workshop aimed at creating opportunities for engaging students in physics exploration and research. The agenda for the workshop will include a preview of an outreach event we are planning for school students for next year, a tour of our department and a forum (over lunch) for engaging high school students in Physics exploration and research. See the PDF for the Teacher Workshop Flyer and please register for our Teacher Workshop!


Physics Photo Contest

This contest is open to any and all students in the greater Jacksonville area (Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and surrounding counties). This includes college, high school, middle school, and elementary school students. Middle and elementary school participants should have their parents submit their entry or have a class entry through their teacher. Contribute your original work and capture a concept of physics.

There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award. The awards will be a $50, $25, and $10 gift card for, respectively.

Submission Period: September 1st through October 26th
Finals on Facebook: November 5th through November 16th
Winners announced: November 19th (possibly earlier depending on votes)

Visit past Photo Contests

2017 Physics Photo Contest

2016 Physics Photo Contest


Physics Workshops

Gather for demonstrations and discussions of the most recent discoveries and challenges within the areas of each workshop.

Past Workshops: