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Go behind the scenes with ESF's Chemistry Dept.

Come dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character and experience the science behind movie magic.

Students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) Department of Chemistry will draw back the curtain to reveal the chemistry behind scenes of movies and television shows.

"Behind the Scenes with Chemistry" will be held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at East Syracuse-Minoa High School. The day will be filled with hands-on activities and demonstrations for all ages.

"Behind the Scenes with Chemistry" is part of National Chemistry Week Celebration and also falls on Mole Day which commemorates Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 1023), which is a basic measuring unit in chemistry, making Oct. 23 a special day in the world of chemistry. Hence, as well, the unusual start time for the event.

Organizations participating in Behind the Scenes with Chemistry are The Alchemists and general chemistry class students from ESF, the Syracuse local section of the American Chemical Society, chemistry clubs from East Syracuse Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-Dewitt high schools, student affiliates at Utica College and Syracuse University, and the Chemistry Club at Onondaga Community College..

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