Luminescence: The spectrum of science

Event Details

Open to the public for one hour only after a day of visits from our local schools, Luminescence is a FREE science and technology of light festival featuring fluorescence, reflection, optical illusions, fibre optics and more! Brought to you by the University of Otago’s Department of Physics, in collaboration with Quantum Science Otago, the Otago Museum and Catalyst Trust, a variety of stalls will display interactive demonstrations suitable for all ages and showing the amazing properties of light and its uses, including make-your-own rainbow shadows and glow-in-the-dark face painting.

UPDATE – Luminescence will also open from 5-5.30pm and 6.30-7.30pm on Monday June 27 (before and after Dr Mikkel Andersen’s talk).

If you love the festival, don’t forget to check out Dr Mikkel Andersen’s talk ‘Atomic Lego: The ultimate in small-scale engineering’ on in the evening at 5.30pm, also at the Millennium Hotel. For Dr Andersen’s talk, please register at; tickets are $5 at the door. Find more information on Dr Andersen’s talk here.

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