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The Otago OSA/SPIE Student Chapter, in collaboration with Quantum Science Otago, is thrilled to announce Luminescence: The Spectrum of Science, a fair in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015!


The event is FREE, open to the public and suitable for people of all ages – children, parents, teachers, students, and anyone else with an interest in science and technology...

Luminescence is being run by students of the University Of Otago Department Of Physics who have a passion for making science fun, exciting and accessible to everyone!


Come along and have your eyes opened to the illuminating world of light-based science and technology (think fibre optics, lasers, solar power, telescopes...), listen and chat to scientists working on cutting-edge research in these fields, and participate in a variety of fun, interactive demos.


Running all throughout the day will be an exciting program of activities, interactive demonstrations and talks by physics students and staff, and other members of the community about the incredible ways that light and light-based technologies are used in our world. Drop in for half an hour or stay all day, there will be plenty to see and do!


There will also be an exhibition of the top entries of our Luminescence Photography Competition, check out the link to find out more and enter your photo!

When: Saturday 18th July: 10am-4pm


Where: St David Lecture Theatre Complex,

Corner of St David and Castle Streets, University of Otago

More information on speakers and demonstrations will be added as it becomes available! If you have any questions regarding this event or would like to be involved please email Bianca at otago.osa.spie@gmail.com

To find out more about events on around Otago visit the DCC events webpage

Event proudly sponsored by Quantum Science Otago, SPIE, and the Department of Physics

St David Lecture Theatre Complex

Saturday 18th July: 10am-4pm

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The Centre for Quantum Science is  a University of Otago Research Centre hosted by the Department of Physics.


Department of Physics

University of Otago

730 Cumberland Street

Dunedin 9010



Ashton Bradley                       

ashton.bradley [at] otago.ac.nz    


Niels Kjærgaard            

niels.kjaergaard [at] otago.ac.nz