A Letter to NASS regarding the IYL-2015 and the Literary Competition "Words and Light"
 
I have read the article about the International Year of Light in the website of the North American Sundial Society, and I would like to thank the NASS very much for your interest and for highlighting the International Year of Light 2015 Literary Competition "Words and Light".

I would like to send you the direct link to more details on this competition, as I believe it may be of interest for some members of the NASS (I saw the Art and Literature section in the "Teachers Corner"). The deadline for submitting entries is coming soon - 31 March:

http://www.light2015.org/Home/About/Latest-News/February2015/IYL-Literary-Competition.html

“Words and Light” is a tribute to all the writers who were inspired by Light, writers who were interested in the Science of Light, and scientists who were also poets. The Competition is dedicated to Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, celebrating the publication of the grammar book by Lomonosov written in 1755 which reformed the Russian literary language by combining Old Church Slavonic with the vernacular (160th anniversary in 2015), and to the book "Theory of Colours" (Zur Farbenlehre) by Goethe, published in 1810, which contains detailed descriptions of phenomena such as coloured shadows, refraction, and chromatic aberration (205th anniversary in 2015).
 
Thank you very much for your attention and I send you my best wishes.

Yours sincerely,
Ana Luisa
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Dr. Ana Luisa Simoes Gamboa
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Ecology
ITMO University (Saint Petersburg National Research
University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
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