2021 Virtual International Day of Light Arizona
A Virtual Livestreamed celebration of light and how optics and photonics make our lives better every day!
Optics and photonics are the science and engineering of light used everywhere, every day. Join us for this fun, free virtual event to explore and discover light, lasers, and Arizona’s world leaders in the science of light.
|1:00pm: For Kids
Welcome everyone from MC Zach Yentzer! We’ll kick off with fun, live crafts and experiments in light for kids. Flandrau’s Noël Hensley will be your guide to discovering:
|2:00pm: For Teens
Zach Yentzer will introduce you to local optics leaders then join your guide Olivia Fehlberg with Edmund Optics to learn about optical phenomena and how we get images from the asteroid Bennu:
|3:40pm: For Teens and Parents
Learn about more of Arizona’s world leaders in optics and photonics with Zach Yentzer. Next, Lukas Gruber with Leonardo moderates a live presentation and Q&A with a world-renowned laser expert to learn how light and lasers are part of our daily life.
|5:00pm: For the Entire Family
Zach Yentzer kicks off our grand finale:
International Day of Light is Everywhere on May 16The International Day of Light celebrates light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as astronomy, medicine, communications, smart technology, and energy in Arizona. This is part of a UNESCO global event that allows people worldwide to participate in activities that demonstrate how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.
We gratefully acknowledge these industry partners that want to share their passion for optics and photonics with the our community.