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August 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Vis and Lucas Bring Carnivores and Gravity to Harry Potter Exhibit, Sept. 7

Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine (Photo U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine (Photo U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Dr. Morgan Vis and Dr. Mark Lucas and others from Physics and Plant Biology will help the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery exhibit Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine go out with a bang on Sept. 7 with some carnivorous plants and an exploration of gravity and flight.

Sept. 7 is the final day of the Harry Potter’s World event at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery in the Market on State.  The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the traveling exhibit, Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine; green screen and optical illusions with robes and brooms; invisible writing and other demonstration tables; and Harry Potter trivia.

“At 11 a.m., we’ll be getting up close to Carnivorous Plants with Dr. Morgan Vis, and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. we will be exploring Gravity and Flight with the OU Physics Department,” says Christie Truly, OVMoD board member and volunteer coordinator. The exhibit is a six-banner traveling exhibition created to explore the link between Harry Potter and the history of science using materials from the U.S. National Library of Medicine with funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Vis is Professor and Chair of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, and Lucas is Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy.

A new traveling exhibit, The Amazing Castle, begins Sept. 28 at the museum.

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