On World Space Week, we kindly invite everyone to the Festival of Lights which combines light, art, and science. The festival is held on October 5 on the shore of the Nõo Mill Lake and starts at sunset at 6.37 p.m.
Festival of Lights focuses on light and light based technologies. It creates a platform to meet and share one's knowledge and experience working with light. The festival studies the essence of light from the scientific and artistic perspective. The artistic perspective is presented by dancers, singers and musicians, scientific side by researchers.
Festival of Lights has always shared the value of World Space Week – strengthening the link between space and society. The topic of the space week is "The Moon: Gateway to Stars". Among others, the resaerchers of the UT Tartu Observatory and Stellarium will be discussing light from the technical and physical perspective. At the Nõo culture house, artistic video "The Secret of the Black Hole" can be seen.
The supporters of the festival are Nõo parish, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Pub of Vapramäe Vana Jäär, Voog, TT Print, and E&G.
More information about the Festival of Lights can be found on their webpage.
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week will be held each year from October 4-10. These dates commemorate two events: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1 on October 4, 1957; and The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies on October 10, 1967.
All the World Space Week events held in Estonia can be seen on the webpage of the event.