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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.


Show Dates

Wisconsin Public Television is airing a "Best of Once Upon a Christmas Cheery,
In the Lab of Shakhashiri" special at the following broadcast times:

Friday, December 23 at 4:30 p.m. on WPT
Sunday, December 25 at 8:00 a.m. on WPT
Sunday, December 25 at 1:00 p.m. on The Wisconsin Channel
Sunday, January 1 at 7:00 a.m. on WPT

Click here for program information on the WPT website


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Past Christmas Lectures are available on DVD!
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