It is a global event to appreciate light and its role in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development.
Arizona is home to world-class optics and photonics businesses and institutions with decades of innovation in the science of light and the many industries that apply it: astronomy, biomedicine, communications, sensors, defense and security, manufacturing, electronics, energy, and imaging.
Started by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the International Day of Light allows people around the world to celebrate and demonstrate how science, technology, art and culture can help achieve the goals of UNESCO – education, equality, and peace.
2021 will be announced soon. Until then, please explore the science and technology of light: