International Day of Light | May 21

May 17, 2023

Explore the science of light at the International Day of Light celebration!

On May 21 Optics Valley and Flandrau Planetarium & Science Center will host free planetarium shows and optics activities for families, teachers, and science enthusiasts of all ages.

The International Day of Light is a UNESCO global initiative to celebrate light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development. Optics and photonics are the science and engineering of light that is used by everyone, everywhere, every day. 

Special guest: Dr. Kevin Hainline, University of Arizona astronomer and JWST NIRCam team member, as he shares amazing highlights and stories from the first year of the James Webb Space Telescope.

Explore and discover the world of optics and Arizona’s world leaders in the science of light!

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