Organising a National IYL 2015 Programme

With just seven months to go till the start of the International Year of Light, I am sure that people all over the world have already begun the countdown to January 2015.

In the UK, we are forming a national committee with a series of different working groups to bring together all the different organisations who want to celebrate IYL2015. They represent a very wide spectrum of interests from astronomy, science and education to industry, healthcare, lighting, arts and entertainment. Apart from its wider objectives, the Year of Light will be a wonderful opportunity to break down some of the barriers between different branches of science and technology, and between science and the wider community of arts and culture.

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