[Library Media] Fwd: [pubprgms] International Year of Light 2015 resources

Donna Morris dmorris at utah.gov
Tue Mar 10 18:29:38 MDT 2015


ALA Exhibition.
    Donna

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From: Sarah Ostman <sostman at ala.org>
Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 1:31 PM
Subject: [pubprgms] International Year of Light 2015 resources
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Please see below for an offer of free resources related to the
International Year of Light 2015.



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*About the Exhibition:*



“LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb” is an international exhibition program that
showcases the incredible variety of light-based science being researched
today across the electromagnetic spectrum, across scientific disciplines,
and across technological platforms. The exhibit materials and striking
images were crowd-sourced and expert-curated for science content,
high-quality printability, stunning beauty and ability to engage
non-experts.



With short informative captions, “LIGHT: Beyond the Bulb” covers a robust
selection of the science, technology, nature and culture essential to the
goals of the International Year of Light 2015. Global organizers and
volunteers can easily gain access to a free online repository of images and
resources which functions as a toolkit to create an exhibit with relative
ease—allowing sponsors to focus on the physical specifications and local
adaptation without having to start from scratch on content.



*100 copies of a free 15-poster set (each poster measuring 18"x12") are
available to US libraries on a first-come first-served basis.  Preview the
educational posters on light at *Printable Small Posters (18"x12")
<http://lightexhibit.org/images/small_posters.pdf>*  (large file).
 Request posters at http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/museum/lbtb_form.html
<http://chandra.harvard.edu/edu/museum/lbtb_form.html>*



So far, over 125 locations are displaying LBTB worldwide, from an airport
in New Zealand to a mall in Canada.  See if an exhibit is coming near you:
  http://lightexhibit.org/iylexhibits.html    In the meantime, here are
additional resources to check out:

open access collection of materials for educational use
http://lightexhibit.org/photoindex.html

resources for hands on activities, multimedia, print materials etc:
http://lightexhibit.org/handouts.html



*About the International Year of Light:*

The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising
global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable
development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy,
education, agriculture, and health. IYL2015 was declared by the United
Nations and is supported by UNESCO.



*About the creators: *

Together with SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics),
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory are
leading "Light: Beyond the Bulb" for the International Year of Light 2015
(IYL2015). "Light: Beyond the Bulb" is a cornerstone project for the
International Astronomical Union.

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Sarah Ostman

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Public Programs Office

American Library Association

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