‘LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb’: Exhibition in the Merensky 2 Library

Posted on August 18, 2015

The Department of Library Sciences, in collaboration with Sci-Enza and UNISA’s Astronomy Outreach Programme, hosts this exhibition of 22 striking images that show the myriad of things light can do, and how it plays a critical role in our daily lives.

In proclaiming 2015 as the International Year of Light with the focus on the science of light and its applications, the United Nations recognised the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is an imperative cross-cutting discipline in 21st century science. It has revolutionised medicine, opened up international communication via the Internet, and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society.

The International Year of Light is a global initiative that will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light and optical technologies in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society. It is a unique opportunity to inspire, educate and connect on a global scale.

"LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb" is an open-source international exhibition programme that showcases the incredible variety of light-based science being researched today across the electromagnetic spectrum, across scientific disciplines, and across technological platforms. Learn more at http://lightexhibit.org/

You are invited to come and view our exhibition!

Dates: 17–28 August

Queries: [email protected] or [email protected]

Venue: Merensky 2 Library, Hatfield Campus

- Author Elsabe Olivier

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