Year of Light: Technology and Innovation

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 21 Mar 2015
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Mallow Library
Location: Mallow Library EDIC

Event Description

Mallow Library EDIC hosts a presentation and demonstration by the Blackrock Observatory on the topic of light. This event will highlight the importance of light in our everyday world, from the importance of lighting our world efficiently, to the cultural benefits of light technologies and to the extraordinary applications of light in the science and technology sectors. A team from the observatory will be on hand to facilitate workshops throughout the morning. These workshops will enable participants to explore mirrors, reflections and lenses, to make simple kaleidoscopes and to use prisms to make rainbows. This event will also see the formal launch of The Year of Light Technology Display, drawing together elements from the Nimbus Centre, CIT Blackrock Observatory, George Boole 200, CIT’s Dept. of Mechanical, Biomedical and Manufacturing Engineering, CIT’s Media Communication and the Tyndall National Institute.