January 6, 2015 Happenings In the News
Celebrate The International Year of Light at MoMath’s Winter Wonderlamp

MoMath hosts 'Winter Wonderland' - a class that teaches the basic principles of light.

The Museum of Mathematics kicks off the New Year with a special event. Titled Winter Wonderlamp, this family-friendly gathering introduces guests to the science of light.

The event pays homage to the UN General Assembly declaration stating that 2015 will be “The International Year of Light.” The goal of the declaration is to get people thinking about the common ways we use light and introduce some exciting new applications to our lives.

Guided by educators from the International Grammar School in Australia, the Winter Wonderlamp event will guide guests through the basic principles of light and engineering. During the class, participants will build their own origami lamp to take home — the perfect piece of functional art to brighten up the dark winter days.

MoMath, the nation’s first and only museum dedicated to mathematics has offered weekly events, guest lectures and workshops since opening in 2012. The museum states that their mission is to “enhance [the] public understanding and perception of mathematics… [and] stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics.”

Winter Wonderlamp will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8. You can register for the event online. We hope to see you there.

 

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