21st annual 'Things that Go Boom in the Night!' to offer seasonal delights

The event is Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
The Misericordia University Dead Alchemist Society is planning to present an expanded spectacle for the student organization’s 21st annual “Things that go Boom in the Night!’’ on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater on campus. The event is open free to the public.

This season’s popular event features new experiments, including glowing pumpkins, spooky bubbles and dry-ice potions, as well as seasonal favorites like the exploding and puking pumpkins, and the demise of the gummy bear experiment. Students in the Dead Alchemist Society will also offer new and expanded activities for children, including hands-on experiments with children making slime and super bouncy balls.

There will also be free candy for children and a raffle in which campus visitors can take chances on prizes. Misericordia University’s Dead Alchemist Society is also introducing a newly designed T-shirt to commemorate this year’s experiments.

In case of inclement weather, the annual event will be held in room 206 of Hafey-McCormick Science Hall. For more information about the 21st annual “Things that go Boom in the Night!’’ event at Misericordia University, please call Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at (570) 674-6769 or e-mail her at


The 21st annual ‘Things that go Boom in the Night!’ will feature exploding balloons, as shown above, and vomiting pumpkins and other seasonal experiments at Misericordia University on Oct. 24.