Laser Fun Day
The University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences will hold its second annual Laser Fun Day as SOCk, its undergraduate and graduate student organization, brings the science of optics alive for area elementary- and middle-school children. The educational extravaganza takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meinel Building at 1630 East University Boulevard on the UA campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Laser Fun Day will again feature its overwhelmingly popular laser maze and treasure hunt, and new this year are booths about color, the history of optics and optics and computers. Exhibits include a 10-foot-long kaleidoscope, laser radios, solar telescopes and an infrared camera, all of which illustrate different applications and properties of light. Debuting in 2012 is a 3-D television, where kids can learn how movies escape the screen via polarized light by watching “Tron” in three dimensions. Laser Fun Day is made possible through the generous support of the Arizona Optics Industry Association, the Center for Integrated Access Networks, Edmund Optics, the Optical Society (OSA), Science Foundation Arizona and SPIE.
College of Optcal Science at University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721