Academia Mexicana de Ciencias

Events, meetings, exhibitions and workshops in May

From May 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Festival of Light

Sound and Light Show and outreach.

Contact: Miriam Carrillo (

Location: Ensenada, Baja California

Participants: CICESE


From May 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016
Exhibition: “Light Years” of the Catalan artist Eugenia Balcells

A space exhibition includes documentation and educational activities where to trace.

Contact: Miriam Carrillo (

Location: Ensenada, Baja California

Participants: CICESE


Of May 4, 2015 to May 8, 2015
XV School of Modern Optics and Biophotonics VI School

Contact: Dr. David Sanchez de la Llave (
Optical coordinator

Patricia San Pedro (
Secretary of Coordination

Dr. Ruben Ramos Garcia (
Tel 222 266 3100 Ext.1224
Fax 222 247 2940

Location: INAOE, Puebla


Participants: INAOE


The May 7, 2015 to May 10, 2015
Mexico International Festival of Lights

Admission is free

This year the International Forum of Light held within the framework of FILUX, its second edition, in collaboration with Iluminet, lighting magazine online.


Location: Mexico City


Participants: International Festival of Lights Mexico


Of May 11, 2015 to May 17, 2015
Dark skies and development of academic research in Astronomy

International meeting of experts whose objectives are the exchange of experience and information for the development of a joint reflection on urban light pollution in Latin America and the world.

Contact: Nuria Sanz ( Collaboration. Liza Gisbert ( and Carlos Tejada (

Location: Ensenada, Baja California

Participants: UNESCO Office in Mexico, CONACYT-Mexican Academy of Sciences and UNAM.


Of May 20, 2015 to May 24, 2015
Papirolas 2015

The Workshop of optics and photonics

Contact: Mr. Roberto Carlos Barragan Campos.

Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco

Participants: University of Guadalajara: University Center of Exact Sciences and Engineering; Papirolas; Student Chapter OSA and SPIE.

Close ceremony
The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL 2015) will be brought to an official close with a ceremony to be held over three days from 4-6 February 2016 in the beautiful city of Mérida, Mexico, which is close to the Mayan Archaeological Site of Chichen Itza and one of the earliest astronomical observatories El Caracol. This final event of the IYL 2015 global celebration will be attended by the key figures behind the international year, including academics, international diplomats and decision-makers, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe.