Welcome to everyone who joined us at Back to the Bricks. We enjoyed getting to show you many cool things about light.
We collected things for you to check out below.
Prepare for the Eclipse!
- When to watch for the eclipse? Type in your zip code here.
- Be safe! Make a solar viewer out of a cereal box.
- Do not look directly at the sun! Here’s why.
- Pinky-Powered Photon Animals
- Adventures with Microscopy
- Polarized Light Art – Stress in vivid color
- Holography Outside
Activities to try at home
- San Francisco Exploratorium Snack – Light & Color
- Optics 4 Kids
- Hands-on Optics
- Physics 4 Kids
- 100 Activities from Light2015.org
Careers in Optics
- Learn about Optics Technicians and Engineers: http://www.op-tec.org/photonics-careers
Thank you to our partner organizations and sponsors!
- Ann Arbor OSA (AAOSA) – The Ann Arbor section of the Optical Society
- The Optics Society at the University of Michigan (OSUM) – A joint student chapter of OSA and SPIE at the University of Michigan
- Student Astronomical Society (SAS) at the University of Michigan – SAS educates students and the public about astronomy, brings together undergraduate astronomy majors, professors, and research opportunities, and furthers the interest of individuals who are not astronomy majors.
- Mi-Light – The Michigan photonics industry cluster, a collection of companies, academia and organizations, dedicated to mutually supporting, promoting and growing Michigan’s photonics industry.
- Baker College of Flint
- SPIE – The International Society for Optics & Photonics
- OSA – The Optical Society
- IPG-Photonics – The world leader in fiber lasers
- Thorlabs-UFO – Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics