Bringing Chemistry to Christmas

December 23, 2015 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

This year, professor Bassam Shakhashiri will share his passion for chemistry with audiences across the state for the 46th time — watch the show on Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. and Dec. 25 at 3 p.m.

Once Upon a Christmas Cheery in the Lab of Shakhashiri started as a recruitment tool for undergraduate chemistry classes, but over four decades it’s grown to become a beloved staple of Madison holiday culture.

Each year, Shakhashiri welcomes audiences, young and old, to explore the exciting, weird and sometimes explosive world of chemistry. He also brings musicians, fellow professors and even Bucky Badger to the stage to share in the fun.

Listen to a quick word from Shakhashiri, or learn more about the set and its construction from our head scenic designer, Philip Ashby.

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