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Date, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

SkyLight - a Global Science Opera

Friday 9th October
3:00-4:30pm  - Twizel Events Centre, 61 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel

$5 per person

'SkyLight - a Global Science Opera', devised by students in schools in 28 countries. SkyLight has been endorsed by the International Astronomical Union ( as an official project of the International Year of Light 2015 (

During 2015, students from schools in 28 countries within the Galileo Teacher Training Programme ( and Global Hands on Universe (GHOU) will collaborate to create and perform a Science Opera inspired by Cosmic Light together via ICT tools, providing a platform for both creative science learning as well as cross-border friendship and cooperation.

During «SkyLight», pupils from the various countries (see list below) will participate in a Science Opera by two distinct methods, with approximately half the countries participating by each method: Light (participating through the Opus Lux app ( developed by the Royal Danish Opera and the Malmø Opera) and Sound (participating through performance of music on various instruments).

Award-winning space and nature photographer Babak Tafreshi will provide images for the SkyLight performance and PR material.

«SkyLight» has been presented at the European Planetary Science Congress in Cascais, Portugal by Associate Professor Oded Ben-Horin.

The performance of «SkyLight» will take place in the 28 involved countries simultaneously in October, 2015 to coincide with the final conference of the CREAT-IT project (

Countries involved in «SkyLight» per today: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Greece, Holland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Morocco, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Nepal, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Principe, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Spain, S.Tome, Srilanka,Tanzania, Turkey, UK, USA and Zambia!

The first performance of SkyLight will be in Athens on 3 October 2015, and we are delighted to be able to present the video of this live performance.





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