The Christmas Lecture On

Christmas Lecture

Christmas Cheery

Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is renowned nationwide for his chemical demonstration programs, and in particular for his annual presentation,
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery,
In the Lab of Shakhashiri

For over 40 years, this science-oriented entertainment has played to packed houses at such varied locations as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington and Boston's Museum of Science, as well as being televised by stations across the country.


** The 2011 show will take place on Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11. **
The ticket form will be available here starting on October 14th.

DVD copies of the 2010 show
from Educational Innovations!

DVDs from previous years are also available.


Thank You
To everyone who attended the 2010
Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri
View the Program Booklet (7.4 MB)
To learn about chemist and composer Alexander Borodin, and more!

View the Event Flyer

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