Physics and Astronomy Alumni Homecoming Reunion:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Spend an evening renewing acquaintances, refreshing memories, and meeting new friends.

We invite all BYU Physics and Astronomy alumni to join us for a special Physics and Astronomy homecoming reunion on Friday October 23, 2009. Mark you calendars now and contact the department by Monday October 9 to let us know which events you will be attending.

The schedule of events is below.  All events except BYU's Homecoming Spectacular are free of charge and open to all of our alumni and family/friends as well as our current students and their families.

  • Buffet Dinner and Reception: 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Eyring Science Center's Pendulum Court

    Enjoy a buffet dinner while you chat with old friends and get to know the current faculty and students.  This dinner is free of charge and open to all, but we would appreciate knowing if you are coming so that we can make a better guess as to how much food we will need.  If you like, you make take a look at some pictures from the reception we held in  2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, or 2003.

  • Tours of Renovated Undeground Lab: 4-6:30 p.m. in the Eyring Science Center Underground Lab

    Just over one year ago we moved back into a completely renovated underground lab.  If you haven't been down there in the last year, you won't recognize it.  The lab has been divided into several state-of-the-art research areas, with everything a physicist could need.  Student study areas have also been added, and the whole look and feel of the lab has been upgraded.  Recently a skylight was even added, drastically changing the atmosphere of the lab area.

  • Planetarium Shows: 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the Eyring Science Center Planetarium

    The department's astronomical society will put on two special half-hour planetarium shows for Physics and Astronomy alumni and family/friends.  Our new planetarium is top notch and our student presenters are really sharp, so expect a great show.  This show is free of charge, but we would like you to let us know if you plan to attend so that we have an idea of what size of group to expect. 

  • Physics Demonstration Shows: 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. in the Eyring Science Center 

    Wayne, Peterson, our in-house physics demo expert, puts on a fantastic show.  His entertaining and informative demonstrations have won national prizes, and his shows captivate everyone from old to young.  Prepare to be astonished!  This half-hour show is free of charge, but we would like you to let us know if you plan to attend so that we have an idea of what size of group to expect. 

  • Homecoming Spectacular: 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center

    This event has been very entertaining in the past, and we expect another good show this year.  Past performers have include Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Living Legends, Vocal Point, the Young Ambassadors, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dancers' Company, Synthesis, and the Nauvoo Brass Band. The department will purchase block tickets for the Homecoming Spectacular.  The seats are $20.00 per person (discounted to $18.00 for Physics and Astronomy alumni and their spouses). If you wish to attend with us, please contact us by October 9th to guarantee your reservation.

You may choose to participate in any or all of the successive events. We do hope that you can join us for a good time together.  Spread the word and encourage fellow alumni to take advantage of this opportunity.

Contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at (801) 422-4361 or email physalum@byu.edu to make reservations or if you have questions.



If you can't make it to homecoming this year, you can send a postcard to the address below.  We'll post these on a board so that your fellow classmates can read where you are and what you are up to.  See you in October!

        Dallin Durfee
        Physics and Astronomy Homecoming Postcards
        N245 ESC
        Provo, UT  84602