Light Beyond the Bulb

September 26 - October 25, 2015
Mitaka City, Tokyo, Japan

From September 26 to October 25, 2015 the exhibit was on display at Astronomy and Scientific Information Space, in Mitaka City, Tokyo.

Also, from October 5, 2015 the exhibit was on display at the Observatory History Museum (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) located in Mitaka City, Tokyo.

In the framework of Light: Beyond the Bulb, one of IAU Cosmic Light cornerstones for the International Year of Light 2015, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) created a Japanese version of this exhibition.

Given the great interest in astronomy demonstrated by the Japanese audience, the Japanese version of Light: Beyond the Bulb celebrates through images the wonders of "light from the universe": ­from X­­Ray, visible light, infrared, to radio waves. The chosen images come from Subaru Telescope, ALMA, and many other NAOJ­related projects.

The exhibition is composed of a set of nineteen panels plus one, ­ highlighting IYL2015 and the importance of light for astronomy, that during 2015 toured Japan and will still be available for print and display during 2016.

The exhibition is free for download at the NAOJ website: for anyone that wishes to print it. And aiming to reach those that cannot afford to print; NAOJ has made an itinerant version available by lending it to anyone that wishes to exhibit it.

Photo Credit by: Astronomy and Scientific Information Space and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Beyond Cosmic Light

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