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Fun optics demos for all age groups!

University of Rochester Institute of Optics

Saturday December 15, 2018

4:00-7:00 PM

Goergen Hall, Intercampus Drive

Rochester, NY, 14627

More information at the registration link.  Hope to see you there!

Connecting and accelerating optics in Rochester

2018-2019 OSA Rochester Speaker Series

RESUming New Year 2019!

The OSA Rochester Speaker Series will resume in January 2019 with more speakers and more new ideas in optics.  See you soon!

Talk details and more OSA Rochester Events here.  

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OSA Rochester Section is an enthusiastic group of industry and academic leaders dedicated to promoting the education and continued growth of optics for the greater Rochester community.


The Second Century of the OSA Rochester Section

It was Novemeber 18th, 1915 when nine Rochester scientists met at the University of Rochester: four from Eastman Kodak Co., four from Bausch & Lomb, and one from the University.

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We appreciate the support of our Corporate Sponsors for ongoing educational outreach to the Rochester community by "increasing and diffusing the knowledge of optics and closely allied sciences". To become a corporate sponsor, please submit your information here: Become a Sponsor.




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Recent News - OSA Rochester Section

Upcoming events

  • Please stay tuned for many events to be scheduled for the 2016-2017 year, including biweekly talks at URLLE, FiO Glass Art Contest, and many others!

OSA Rochester Section Newsletter

OSA Rochester Section sends out newsletters on occasion to keep our membership informed about our activities.  The most recent newsletter may be viewed and downloaded at the link below:

  Newsletters from previous months can be found in      the news section.

Educational Activities

The Rochester Section is active in the support of optics education in area schools. The Rochester Section developed its Optics Suitcase in 1999. The Optics Suitcase is an innovative, interactive presentation package designed to introduce middle school students to many of the concepts of optics as well as other sciences.

Information on Joining

For information on how to join, please see our membership form online. We still support both online and traditional postal membership renewal methods. Miscellaneous questions can be answered by our secretary

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