Check out the IYL2015 blog!

An excellent place to read more about light is the IYL2015blog, which can be found here.


Once upon a time, lasers were fired between spaceships or used to blow up planets. Now, multitudes of people use lasers everyday in their computers’ disk drives, at the supermarket checkout and to put on dazzling light shows. If you would like to learn more about the history of the laser, and the many people who worked to realize this idea, please read on.

Light at Night

The New Zealand night sky is important in terms of the cultural, historic, educational, scientific, ecological and recreational importance of the stars, other nighttime phenomena, and the geographic uniqueness of New Zealand at night. To learn more about the importance of darkness at night, please read on!

Lighting up the Universe

Light is what allows us to see, and it allows astronomers to look up to the skies and gaze towards distant stars. From ¬†Galileo’s observations of the solar system, to Einstein’s prediction of light being bent by the sun’s mass, to recent attempts to learn about distant stars: if you’d like to learn more, please read on!