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Light Works exhibition now open

Last Updated on Friday, 13 February 2015 13:23
Published on Monday, 26 January 2015 11:41

Light Works logoLight Works, a free exhibition commemorating the International Year of Light 2015, is now on display in the courtyard of Burlington House, one of London's foremost arts and science venues.

Curated by photographic scientist Gary Evans, Light Works is a virtual journey through the electromagnetic spectrum from gamma rays to radio waves, showing how each kind of 'light' is used in our everyday lives through science, technology and medicine. The exhibition uses 50 images to explore ways of looking at ourselves and the world around us, in a journey that takes in our own bodies and reaches out to the depths of space.

Over the course of 2015, Light Works will travel to public locations across the UK. The free exhibtion will be on display to the public during 2015:

  • Burlington House, London, 26 January to 6 February
  • City Hall, Belfast, 9-27 February
  • St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh, 2 March to 17 April

Prof Martin Barstow, President of the Royal Astronomical Society, commented: "It is wonderful to see such incredible images from astronomy being presented in this way to the public. However, what is enlightening about this exhibition is experiencing the beauty and power of the images taken at the opposite scale to astronomical images or taken within different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. These images offer everyone a way to see the world around us in a completely fresh light."

Light Works is supported by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Astronomical Society, and is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

Light Works in the courtyard at Burlington HouseLight Works in the courtyard at Burlington House. Credit: Keith Smith/RAS. Click to enlarge.