Every Picture tells a Story I

These days we are working on collecting information about IYL 2015 activities around the world. The IYL National Nodes have been very helpful sending us images of selected activities. We’ll be sharing all these pictures on the IYL website very soon but, during the following days, we would like to share on the blog a first glimpse of these pictures from IYL 2015 activities around the world.

International Year of Light 2015 Cosmic Light mascot created by the Japanese Amateur Astronomers Association.

International Year of Light 2015 Cosmic Light mascot created by the Japanese Amateur Astronomers Association.

700 people participated in the IYL 2015 laser maze event put on by the Washington State University SPIE Chapter in Pullman, WA, USA. Credit: Shelly Hanks at WSU photo services.

700 people participated in the IYL 2015 laser maze event put on by the Washington State University SPIE Chapter in Pullman, WA, USA. Credit: Shelly Hanks at WSU photo services.

On 14 Dec. 2015-10 Jan. 2016, photography exhibition from 30 photographers dedicated to Light at Serres, Greece.

On 14 Dec. 2015-10 Jan. 2016, photography exhibition from 30 photographers dedicated to Light at Serres, Greece.

IYL 2015 opening ceremony in El Salvador on 24 March 2015. Prof. Dr. Carlos Rudamas, IYL 2015 National Contact in El Salvador and Prof. Victor Cortez, Head of the School of Physics showing the message from the IYL 2015 SC Chair.

IYL 2015 opening ceremony in El Salvador on 24 March 2015. Prof. Dr. Carlos Rudamas, IYL 2015 National Contact in El Salvador and Prof. Victor Cortez, Head of the School of Physics showing the message from the IYL 2015 SC Chair.

Tunisia March 2015 - Lighting UP Africa workshop participants in a hands-on training session. Organized by the Optical Society of Tunisia.

Tunisia March 2015 – Lighting UP Africa workshop participants in a hands-on training session. Organized by the Optical Society of Tunisia.

On January 22-23 2015 the inauguration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) in Argentina was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mar del Plata. The celebration was kicked-off with an outdoor laser show. The show consisted of images of ephemeral art created by graffiti artists.

On January 22-23 2015 the inauguration of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) in Argentina was held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Mar del Plata. The celebration was kicked-off with an outdoor laser show. The show consisted of images of ephemeral art created by graffiti artists.

The Optical Society of Korea (OSK) organized the Creative Optical Experiments Programs as an outreach for IYL 2015. High school student participants of the program are investigating the giant mirage mirror.

The Optical Society of Korea (OSK) organized the Creative Optical Experiments Programs as an outreach for IYL 2015. High school student participants of the program are investigating the giant mirage mirror.

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