Fluorescent Minerals and Road Trip to the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science with Tom Alena

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am
Event Info
Cost: 
Members: $15.00 Non-members: $30.00, A portion of the fee will be donated to the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science
Contact Phone: 
lois@whitememorialcc.org
Recommended Age: 
Children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult

Fluorescence is an amazing property of some minerals where ultraviolet energy is converted into visible light that our eyes can detect. Colors in these specimens that could never be seen under normal light conditions are revealed when shining ultraviolet light onto them in a darkened room.

The Nature Museum at White Memorial has a wonderful cave display illustrating this phenomena. This program dives into the very nature of light energy and how we see the colors of our world. Tom will illustrate how the molecular structure of matter interacts with this narrow band of electromagnetic radiation that we call "visible light." Following this conversation, participants will hop into their cars and wagon train over to Kent for a look at the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science and meet with its guru, John Pawloski. 10:00 a.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Members: $15.00 Non-members: $30.00, A portion of the fee will be donated to the Connecticut Museum of Mining and Mineral Science. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Please call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org

80 Whitehall Rd
06759 Litchfield
Phone: 860-567-0857
41° 43' 26.7924" N, 73° 12' 45.8496" W