Celebrating Cosmic Light with Mt Graham Astronomers

Why The United Nations has declared 2015 the International Year of Light to promote global awareness of optics and photonics. From the onset, the IYL project embraces a value of great importance to the International Astronomical Union and the entire astronomical community, namely, quality lighting (and dark sky protection) for our continuing study of cosmic light and access to it. There will be many events and activities throughout the year, building a lasting legacy for the years to come.
When On Pi Day, Arizona's astronomers organize a constellation of kick-off events at various sites.
Where East Arizona College’s Discovery Park Campus provides the invaluable service of conducting tours for the general public of the facilities on Mount Graham in the summer and early fall. Graham County hosts three professional telescopes, including the world's largest optical telescope of today. Mt Graham is an excellent site for astronomy but it is difficult to access and it is governed by a special regime of wildlife protection. As the de facto visitor center for Mt Graham, the Discovery Park is the perfect choice for the Pi Day kick-off event.
What All are invited to an open house and star party with a range of activities. Have heavenly pie with us on Pi Day, 3/14/15, at 9:26 pm! (Humble pie will not be served.)
Welcome to the International Year of Light!