Updated 2016 Show List

By Bob McGuire February 26th, 2016, under News

Check out the 2016 show list HERE.

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Book A Show For Your Event or School

By Bob McGuire July 13th, 2011, under Shows

You can have UV Bob bring all of the fun and excitement directly to your event.  We can tailor a show to your needs so contact us today for available dates.  Click HERE for more details.

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Two Thumbs Up!!

By Bob McGuire May 8th, 2016, under News, Shows

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Stanley Shimko Jr. gives two thumbs up after seeing the UV program by UV BOB.  Five programs were given by UV BOB  at The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s 13th Annual Gem and Mineral Show held at Oblates of St. Joseph in Pittston, PA.

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Comments From Live Show Attendees

By Bob McGuire August 12th, 2014, under News, Shows

I saw one of UV Bob’s programs and was amazed by all the different rocks I saw on display. When he first showed us all the rocks they looked normal other than some odd shapes. Most of them were brown, grey, and earthy colored, but when he turned on the long and short waved UV lights the rocks were orange, red, green, yellow, purple, and basically a rainbow of colors. One of my favorites was the glowing sphere he showed us, I even bought one of my own online after the show. I was surprised to see that the rocks were from all over the U.S. mostly from different states. The show was very entertaining for young children and adults as well. His show gave children the opportunity to interact with the program and provided educational information for adults also. The show was even better because you could tell UV Bob was passionate about the topic and he wasn’t just spitting out facts. UV Bob also had many cool pieces of artwork that included the same type of phosphorescent materials which made the show even more interesting. If I had the chance I would definitely  like to see UV Bob’s presentation again.

-Jennifer Brown


 

Fluorescent minerals seem to fascinate anyone who sees them.  There is a reason why such a large crowd gathers in Franklin, New Jersey every April to observe the “Fluorescent Wall”.  I met Bob McGuire (UV-Bob) for the first time last year at the Wayne County Gem and Mineral Show in upstate, New York.  As a professional geologist and mineral collector I could appreciate the variety of minerals in his displays and Bob’s unique and clear description of the awesome property of mineral fluorescence.  But watching the children in the audience of his show react to his well planned and enthusiastically presented program was perhaps even more satisfying.  Kids, and their parents, are observed learning a little mineralogy  and having fun doing it.  Bob involves the children in the audience in his fascinating demonstrations and rewards them for their participation.  If you attend a show where UV Bob is presenting, or if you need a fun family style educational program for your school or club, I highly recommend Bob’s travelling mineral and light show.

-Fred Haynes, March 11, 2015

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The Sterling Hill Mining Museum

By Bob McGuire July 13th, 2011, under Mine Sites - Museums

An enduring geological mystery. A world-famous mineral deposit. And, it’s all right here in New Jersey, just an hour’s drive from midtown New York!

The industrial complex that was once the Sterling Hill zinc mine is now open to the public as the Sterling Hill Mining Museum. Join us for underground mine tours, fantastic displays of “glow-in-the-dark” fluorescent minerals, extensive outdoor displays of mining machinery, and exhibit halls packed with things you’ve probably never seen before!

Click HERE to go directly to their website.

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