Celebrate the International Day of Light

May 1, 2023

The International Day of Light is celebrated on May 16th each year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman.  Discover how the natural phenomenon of light is harnessed to shape our world through technology and wonder at www.dayoflight.org

AOM is proud to sponsor the International Day of Light celebration in partnership with the Arizona Tech Council – Optics Valley.  Families, friends, teachers, and science enthusiasts of all ages are invited to the Flandrau Planetarium on Sunday, May 21, for two FREE planetarium programs and optics activities for all ages. .  This free event is open to the public, download the Program Flyer for more information and schedule of events.