International Day of Light at Flandrau

When: May 21, 2023 1:00pm to 5:00pm
International Day of Light Poster

Enjoy free planetarium programs and optics activities for families, teachers, and science enthusiasts of all ages!

Enjoy a free planetarium show at 2 p.m. and a free public presentation on the James Webb Space Telescope at 3:30 p.m.. If you want to visit Flandrau science exhibits, regular admission applies ($8 to $12).

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 and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, astronomy, and clean energy. May 16 marks the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. There's no better place to celebrate light than in Arizona with our world leaders in optics, photonics, and astronomy!

Optics and photonics are the science and engineering of light used everywhere, every day. Join us on May 21 to explore and discover the world of optics and Arizona’s world leaders in the science of light!

Attention teachers and students: This event is a great learning opportunity! Students attending can receive a "Certificate of Attendance" to provide to their teachers wishing to award credit. Ask for your certificate at the Optics Valley table!

Audience: All


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Campus: Main Campus


1601 E University Blvd.
Tucson , AZ
United States
Arizona US

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Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium College of Science

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium