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Launch of the 2021 Day of Light

November 12, 2020

Following the success of #IDL2020, we are now enthusiastically preparing for the International Day of Light 2021, and we can anticipate a strong focus on hybrid and online events in many countries.

August 03, 2020

Although the planned celebrations for the 2020 Day of Light were impacted significantly by the global pandemic, many individuals and organizations were able to reorganize to move activities and events online. 

June 09, 2020

The Swiss scientific and industry communities have prepared a report to record the development and milestones in laser science from 1960 to 1980 in Switzerland.

May 26, 2020

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, various IDL2020 events adopted online formats and virtual celebrations around 16 May to celebrate the role of light in our daily lives. This includes the interactive Illuminating Life online gathering.

On the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Light, the Daylight Award has announced the 2020 Laureates.

New Materials Published for #SEETHELIGHT and IDL2020

May 13, 2020

The International Day of Light Secretariat is delighted to share a variety of new resources and materials that are now available to the IDL community and partners.

April 16, 2020

In these challenging times, let’s come together to share the role of light in our lives! We are excited to announce two new initiatives for IDL2020.

IDL and COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Updates for the 2020 International Day of Light concerning the ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

March 05, 2020

Discover how the 60th anniversary of the laser is being celebrated this year as part of IDL2020 and how you can participate!

A Spec of Light in the Cosmos: Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot Image

January 28, 2020

Pale Blue Dot: Astronomy for Global Citizenship and Environmental Awareness is an IAU100 global project that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic image.

November 28, 2019

Learn how to make the most of the International Day of Light resources for your activities in 2020!

Terrassa to hold the 2020 Central IDL Event in Spain

November 07, 2019

The organizers of this event want to give special emphasis to Light, Vision and Visual Health.

October 22, 2019

IDL Recognizes Success in 2019 and Prepares for Bigger Celebrations in 2020

The world Celebrates the Second International Day of Light on 16 May 2019

May 16, 2019

May 16th 2019 marks the global celebration of the second edition of the International Day of Light.  The International Day of Light is an official observance of UNESCO  that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. 

May 09, 2019

On May 11th, the IDL2019 Special Event — ‘Light+?’ — initiated by China Optical Society, will launch its opening ceremony in Changchun China Optical Science and Technology Museum.

Light Painting World Alliance Presents OMNIA LUCE

May 06, 2019

Light Painting World Alliance proudly presents massive international light art project OMNIA LUCE, dedicated to International Day Of Light by UNESCO and also International Light Painting Day.

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