Competition winners announced!

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Thank you all for your patience! The judges have looked at all your awesome entries and awarded the prizes to the following students and schools. I’ll be in touch soon to sort out your prizes. To the other contestants, thanks… Continue Reading →

Asia Pacific Conference 2015 November 30th

Asia Pacific Conference and Workshop on Quantum Information Science 2015 The conference will bring together researchers and graduate students from the Asia-Pacific region with an interest in quantum information science, interpreted broadly, to share results and ideas through oral presentations,… Continue Reading →

EVENT: Interactive Playground (December 4 onwards)

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The interactive installation Beambox is coming to Auckland’s Aotea Square from  4 December 2015. The installation will bring “light”-hearted play to Aucklanders of all ages. [mapsmarker marker=”28″] Beambox has been developed to coincide with the UN-proclaimed International Year of Light… Continue Reading →

EVENT (April-September): Te Manawa’s Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru

Te Manawa is, according to their own website, a museum without boundaries. This year, from April through to September they will be lighting up Palmerston North with their exhibit Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru, which includes a giant inflatable sun that you… Continue Reading →

EVENT (July 6-8): NZIP Conference

IYL is going to the NZIP conference! Follow us on twitter to get the latest updates on what we’re up to! We’ll have selected updates here on the website, but you should check our twitter @IYL_NZ for a more detailed blow… Continue Reading →

Luminesence: the Spectrum of Science

The University of Otago SPIE and OSA chapters are organising a FREE expo for the public in Dunedin at St David’s lecture theater on Saturday 18th July: 10am-4pm. [mapsmarker marker=”19″] Running all throughout the day will be an exciting program of… Continue Reading →

Luminescence Photography Competition

The University of Otago SPIE and OSA student chapters are jointly running a photo competition! It’s theme is Year of Light, and prizes will be awarded to schools whose students submit the best photos that celebrate light and its uses…. Continue Reading →

Unlock Curious Minds

Excellent news for the Celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light in New Zealand! The fund will be used to run events in conjunction with IYL and various museums around New Zealand to celebrate the vernal equinox and… Continue Reading →

EVENT (May 4-10): Light Week

  The Museum of Transport and Technology is celebrating 2015 as the International Year of Light by hosting special ‘Light Week’ activities from 2 – 10 May. Visitors will be able to explore with night vision goggles, express themselves with… Continue Reading →

EVENT (20th June): Space Night

“Science comes Alive under a starry sky” On Saturday June 20th 5-9pm, Crofton Downs Primary School, Wellington Have you ever launched a water-powered Rocket from your school sport’s field… Or seen a playground full of telescopes poised to capture the… Continue Reading →

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