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To stimulate and to facilitate the knowledge and innovation of optics and photonics, promote the mutual interests of its members, and to encourage free discussions of science and engineering among its members and the public.



HEOS has a number of projects ongoing or in conception such as designing and building Hands-On Optics educational kits, NASA Mirror Techoology Days conference, public innovation labs, and a solar and celestial telescope park.



We undertake a number of public educational outreach activities including scholarships for state and regional science and engieering fairs, apprenticeship and internship program, and development of educational materials. We are a community resource for optics and photonics. 

Thursday, April 20 - Guest Speaker Series
Speaker: Srikanth Panini Singam, Ph.D. - NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Time: 11:30 am social and free pizza lunch, talk at 12:00 pm
Where: UAH Optics Building, room 234 (2nd floor)
X-ray Optics Development Work at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Join us Thursday April 20 for free lunch and guest speaker Srikanth Panini Singam, Ph.D. talking about X-ray Optics Development Work at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Pizza and drinks will be provided at 11:30 am, allowing an opportunity to meet up and socialize with the optics and photonics community. The presentation will begin at 12:00 pm after some brief comments about HEOS upcoming events. Hope to see you there.
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