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Organizers prepare for next week's Wisconsin Science Festival

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Organizers are gearing up for the Wisconsin Science Festival which begins next Thursday at UW-Madison. 

The four-day event is headquartered at the UW Institutes for Discovery, and a number of activities are planned across the state. 

You'll find a complete list online at WisconsinScienceFest.Org. 

Live science fiction radio broadcasts will be featured along with a demonstration on the physics of football, a dozen food science activities, and much more. 

Pulitzer Prize-winning mystery author Deborah Blum will be on hand along with Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann and Ira Flatow, the host of "Science Friday" on National Public Radio. 

UW-Madison, the Morgridge Institute for Research, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation are the festival's main producers.