The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) has already reached over a hundred countries and millions of people worldwide. Activities are taking place on all continents, and more and more events are being added to the global calendar. Coming soon will be a truly spectacular series of events taking place worldwide during the Weekend of Light from Friday 25th to Monday 28th September. This four day period will see a remarkable series of activities of all kinds taking place, and we would like to encourage all IYL 2015 partners to get involved.
On the following link, we provide a summary of some events that are already being planned for the Weekend of Light, and even if you have already planned something for the International Year, it is easy to organise something extra for a few hours during this very special weekend, so that you and your institution can play an active role in making this particular weekend something to remember. For those in the zones of the total lunar eclipse on Monday 28th September, it is especially simple to organise an all-night “light party” to watch the eclipse, and this can be easily coupled with talks and lab tours that can be organised at short notice.
Please don’t hesitate to get involved and promote the event as much as possible.
Don’t forget to include your activities on the IYL 2015 Event Programme and share news and updates about them on social media channels using the #IYL2015 hashtag to help us raise awareness of the importance of light and light-based technologies for the world.
With best regards,
International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015
IYL2015 Global Secretariat